Splintex Nails the Arrowfield
Improving colt Splintex (Snitzel/Acquired) took out the Group 2 Arrowfield Sprint (1200m) for 3 year olds at Randwick Racecourse on Day two of The Championships, 11th April 2020.
Stepping up to Group company for the first time after winning The Spark of Life Handicap (1100m) at Rosehill, he answered the question whether he could get the 1200m. Though our hearts were in our mouths as he got the judge’s decision by the narrowest of margins from Godolphin’s fast finishing Flit (Medaglia D’Oro/Glissade).
Ridden perfectly by our Champion Apprentice Robbie Dolan, who dedicated the win to his family back home in Ireland.
The rider donned the familiar colours of Geoff and Mary Grimish (Black, Grey Diagonal Stripes). Unfortunately, due to the Covid19 Pandemic both had to be content with watching and celebrating the win from home.
Still a colt, this win should add value to this zippy little horse and stable favourite, with plenty more to come.