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Sangster Looking To Rebound In Dato
Auckland Cup winner Sangster (Savabeel-Quinta Special, by Spectrum) has arrived in Melbourne ahead of Saturday's Gr2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley, reports NZ Racing Desk. The Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained 5YO, who is nominated for both the Melbourne & Caulfield Cups, will be striving for a return to form after a sub-par performance in the Gr1 Makfi Challenge Stakes last start. "The track was dead-set bottomless that day. He does enjoy the cut out of the ground, but he just couldn't pick his feet up," explained Busuttin. "The horse has settled into Melbourne well. He had a gallop at Flemington on Tuesday morning with Orion of Murray Baker's and he galloped well and has pulled up good." Busuttin said he will defer any decision regarding Sangster's next assignment until after Saturday: "He is still a bit off his peak so I'm not expecting a winning run, but I would like to see him run well if we are to target the Turnbull Stakes and Caulfield Cup."