Sagaronne remains in contention for Sydney trip

Jul 31, 2016

Talented filly Sagaronne remains in contention for a Sydney spring campaign following a brilliant return to form at Doomben on Saturday.

Sagaronne capped off a perfect day at the office for veteran jockey Jeff Lloyd scoring by a half length over Rosie Posie in the BRC Membership QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap (1615m).

Sagaronne’s stablemate Mr Epic finished third, only a long head away.

At 55, Lloyd earlier became the oldest rider to claim the Brisbane jockey’s premiership after winning aboard Sydney visitor Rebel Miss and finished the season with 80 wins following Sagaronne’s triumph.

Sagaronne went into the race a month between runs after the filly was a late scratching from Eagle Farm a fortnight ago when the track was downgraded to heavy.

Prior to the race, Edmonds was tossing up between a Sydney trip or the Magic Millions in January for Sagaronne who failed in four Melbourne runs last campaign following her second in the Group 1 J J Atkins at Doomben in June last year.

“It was a great win and she’s a really good filly,” Edmonds said.

“It was a great ride from Jeff and he put her in the race at the right time.

“I’m not going to make a decision about Sydney just yet. I’ll take her home and see how she pulls up and then make a decision about Sydney or staying here for the Magic Millions.

By Glenn Davis, Racing Queensland Web News