Melbourne Cup Goal for Sir Percy's Sin To Win

Media Release - Sunday May 20

Former Kiwi galloper Sin To Win (NZ) (Sir Percy) put the misfortune of his last start behind him when successful in the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes (3200m) at Flemington on Saturday.

At the Flemington meeting on May 5, Sin To Win's race was over less than 200m after the start when jockey Cory Parish was dislodged. Ridden by Andrew Mallyon on Saturday, Sin To Win held off a late challenge from Swacadelic (Alderflug) to win by a neck with the $4.60 favourite Chequered Flag (NZ) (Raise The Flag) a length away third. (photo Grant Courtney)

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig said the stable felt Sin To Win would have gone close to winning his last start if he hadn't lost his rider.

"His form had been solid prior to that and today everything worked out well," Dabernig said.

"We thought he might have been a little bit further back in the run but it was a slow pace and he slotted across

"He rated him well, rode him patiently into the straight and left the horse with a good kick.

"Now being a two-mile winner it probably opens up a few doors for him."

Dabernig said Sin To Win, who will be aimed at the Melbourne Cup, has the attributes of being a good stayer adding there's further improvement to come.

The rising six-year-old, who was purchased from New Zealand by Mark Pilkington for long-term Lindsay Park clients including Gary Lechte and Seymour Bloodstock's Darren Thomas, was having just his 18th start on Saturday, for his sixth win.

"He's been a slow maturer but he's a horse that is an improving type, clean-winded and sound," Dabernig said.

"He's got plenty of good attributes being so lightly raced."

Sin To Win won three of his five starts in New Zealand for trainer Tony Pike and was sourced privately by Pilkington.

"His Owner/Breeder is a friend of mine called Jenny Grieve and we've had some horses before," Pilkington said.

"We watched him come through the grades and bought three-quarters of him and Jenny stayed in. Jenny is very excited and follows him closely. She is a great little breeder in New Zealand.

"He was handled nice and patiently in New Zealand and he has matured more now."

Pilkington also sourced another son of Sir Percy from New Zealand at around the same time in talented galloper (Our) Peaky Blinders (NZ), who like Sin To Win has won three races and proved a model of consistency since crossing the Tasman.

"They're nice staying horses and they have been great for us."

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