First Randwick meeting of the Spring, Saturday 3rd September 2022, and the rain has come again to Sydney. The track had been down-graded to a Heavy 9. Just the kind of conditions Sneaky Paige (Deep Field/Manandro Girl) revels in, and she did just that; taking the honours in Race 3 the World Gym Castlereagh Handicap over 1100m.
Ridden by Apprentice Jockey Tyler Schiller, she jumped well from barrier four to be closest to the fence, holding third position throughout. At the turn she came out wide to make her intentions clear. By the 300m mark she was in the lead and when a wall of horses came to challenge, she was able to fend them off to win by more than a half a length in the end.
Congratulations to the owners and connections, many who were present to see this tough 4-year-old mare in action and celebrate her efforts in the Winners’ Room after the race.
Nb: Photo Courtesy of Bradley Photographers