Kildalton Park trainer Tony McEvoy gave a long-range tip following the brilliant win of Sasenkile at Morphettville on Saturday.
Sasenkile is a son of Eliza Park International stallion Sharkbite and is starting to put it all together at the back-end of his three year-old season. “I have always had a bit of time for this fellow,” McEvoy said. “He’s been showing us plenty at home and I reckon he could be a very nice horse in the spring.”
Backed into $2.90 favouritism, Sasenkile ran home powerfully to win the Sportingbet Hcp (1950m) by more than two lengths against the older horses on Saturday. “I had hoped to have him ready for the South Australian Derby but he needed more time,” McEvoy added. “I will give him another run or two before a break and hopefully he will mature into a very competitive middle distance galloper.
“I have taken him interstate twice and he didn’t handle it as well as I would have liked but I’m sure he will keep learning and be fine travelling to Melbourne in future.”
Sasenkile (3g Sharkbite – Snippet’s Beauty by Snippets) was purchased as a foal by Meadowbrook Park owner Kristi Evans at the 2011 Magic Millions National Sale before eventually being put into a group of owners including Kildalton Park Racing managed by David Gordon.
Sharkbite (Redoute’s Choice) was unbeaten at two and added the Listed Lord Stakes at Caulfield the following season.. His oldest are three year-olds and he stands at Eliza Park International for a $5,500 (inc gst) service fee.