Sedona on the scoresheet at Scone

SEDONA overcame the widest barrier in a capacity field when running out a ready winner of the Class 1 Handicap (1100m) at Scone this afternoon.

Ridden superbly by Christian Reith, the son of Bel Esprit showed an impressive turn of foot in the straight to score by a long neck, recording his second career victory in the process.

It was a well-executed plan from Peter & Paul Snowden, who earmarked this race as a perfect option for Sedona a number of weeks ago.

“That was a good win as the alley certainly looked ordinary on paper,” a delighted Peter Snowden said. “But Scone is a forgiving track for wide gates because it’s only one turn, and he had a perfect run from that gate.

“He sat behind the leaders, quickened nicely and once again got the front too soon. He dashes two in front then sort of thinks the job is done, but when he came back to the second horse he picked up once he saw him out of the corner of his eye, and actually on the line he’s starting to go away again.

“I think these are the sort of races he likes – fast run races where he can sit off and launch at them, so we’ll stick to these short, sprint courses and ride him accordingly.

“He ran a good time and I thought there was plenty of merit in that win, so well done to everyone involved.”

Congratulations to Snowden Racing, his strapper and all his owners on a terrific win!