Reuben Percival (NZ) to spelling paddock
15 Jun 2012 | Raging favourite Reuben Percival (NZ) has been scratched from Saturday’s $100,000, Sydney Markets Ltd Stayer’s Cup (3200m) at Rosehill, with trainer Gai Waterhouse opting to send her five-year-old to the spelling paddock.
Tulloch Lodge racing manager Bruce Slade confirmed late this afternoon that last year’s winner of the two-mile feature would not be lining up this weekend after Waterhouse decided to scratch earlier in the day.
Slade said the horse had not sustained any injury.
Reuben Percival had been well backed by punters all week to win the $100,000 Stayer’s Cup. Peter Snowden’s Adroitly has now taken over that mantle as a $1.70 chance on TAB Sportsbet fixed odds.
Snowden is chasing his first win as a trainer over 3200m.
Emeritus is second in the market as a $4.40 shot for Anthony Cummings, while Reigning and New Zealander Roi D’Jeu are rated equally on the third line of betting as $7 hopes.
Roi D’Jeu has been in doubt for the race since trainer Craig Ritchie discovered his horse was suffering from a foot abscess after a gallop on Wednesday morning.
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