Splintex Impresses Newnham, Wins Arrowfield Sprint in Sydney
TAREN POINT, New South Wales – Mark Newnham spoke about Splintex this week, specifically regarding the readiness of the racehorse to compete.
Newnham’s charge took part in yesterday’s Group 2 Arrowfield Sprint, where the cash prize is worth $500,000 for the winner, based on the racing information posted on Justhorseracing.com.au.
Nine Network reported that Splintex had lived up to the expectations of Newnham with a narrow victory at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.
Newnham affirmed that he was uncertain at first because of the recent underperformance of his charge.
But he commended the sporting horse for being a Group 2 winning racehorse, which began at $9.50 after opening at $26 early in the weeks.
Splintex evinced his fitness to engage in the racing contest with a barrier test recently, in which he landed fourth to star galloper Nature Strip.
Newnham remarked that the three-year-old son of Acquired and Snitzel had trialled excellently in his recent match.
In the last start, the bay-coloured colt demonstrated sustained pace to get ahead at The Rosehill Gardens Racecourse throughout more than 1,100 metres.
Although he is pleasant and versatile, Newnham pointed out that the sporting horse was just as comfortable sitting down at the moment.
Before the Group 2 Arrowfield Sprint, Newnham had cited that his charge, whose home track is Sydney’s Randwick, had yet to prove himself in the 1,200-metre match.
Also, the racehorse trainer of Splintex relayed that the sporting horse had run a close-up third in the Listed competition Gosford Guineas, and merely had a single go.
Newnham shared his previous plans for Splintex, both of which did not materialise.
Australian horse betting news, tips, and information portal Racenet reported that Newnham’s first plan was to get his charge to race in the Group I Galaxy last month.
Nonetheless, the racehorse was an emergency, and he failed to make the field.
For the plan B of the racehorse trainer, he confirmed that he was supposed to get the sporting horse to compete in a support match on the Golden Slipper program.
However, his plan also got thwarted because the racehorse got sick. Newnham revealed that his charge was merely a little languid.
Furthermore, he confirmed that Splintex did not have a fever and that his blood pressure and other vital signs were in good condition.
The racehorse trainer cited that the Australian racehorse was merely not himself, and was a little flat for a few days.
Newnham remarked that he, therefore, thought that it would be best to freshen up his charge.
Before its organisers altered its name seven years ago, the Arrowfield Sprint’s former name is the Royal Sovereign Stakes.
Some handy racehorses bagged victories at this competition for three-year-olds. The most recent victor is Classique Legend, the sprinter that Les Bridge moulded.
Aside from Splintex participating and winning, high-performing racehorses Cosmic Force and Flit took part in the competitive sporting event as well.
After they were unable to be one of the first three racehorses to finish in their past matches, these three-year-old sporting horses were reportedly targeting to make a rebound.