Clark optimistic for Sedanzer
Jockey Tim Clark has high hopes for Sedanzer when she kicks off her campaign in the Group 3 Godolphin Crown (1300m) at Hawkesbury on Saturday.
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Sedanzer will look to continue her rapid progression through the ranks that has seen her jump from three-year-old grade to open company.
1300m is probably a distance short of her best on Saturday but I expect her to sprint well fresh.Tim Clark
Sedanzer acquitted herself well to win three and run second twice in five starts ranging in distance from 1400m-2200m.
Jockey Clark, who was aboard Sedanzer in the narrowest of seconds in the $1 million Magic Millions Trophy (2200m) on the Gold Coast in January, says the daughter of Sebring possesses a fierce will to win.
"She's very genuine, tries her heart out every time," Clark said. "I think a mile is a lovely trip for her but she's just so tough that she performs well in whatever race you put her in - you saw that on the Gold Coast when she was beaten a pimple over 2200m.
"1300m is probably a distance short of her best on Saturday but I expect her to sprint well fresh. She's ready to go after a couple of trials and I think a nice draw (3) will help her.
"She's not a typical Gai and Adrian horse in that she's doesn't have a great deal of tactical speed but from a nice draw she's going to get a nice run just off the speed."
Sedanzer is 4.40 to win Saturday's race with Hetty Heights 34.00 and Pecans priced at 21.00.
In Her Time is 10.00 on a win and each way bet to win the Stradbroke Handicap in June.
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