Sin To Win proves too strong at Mornington

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September 30, 2017 - 02:18 PM

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Sin To Win has continued the recent good form of Lindsay Park with a fighting win at Mornington.

The stable had four winners at the Benalla Cup meeting on Friday before another victory at Moonee that night.

Saturday's win in the Jack Dow Memorial Plate (2025m) came as an afterthought following the gelding's defeat over 1800m at Caulfield last Saturday.

Longtime Lindsay Park stable foreman Gary Fennessy said Sin To Win did not look overly impressive on Saturday, adding the gelding would run 2400m and possibly get out to 3200m.

Ridden by Regan Bayliss, Sin To Win was sent out the $2.30 favourite before scoring by a half-neck in front of Andrea Mantegna ($5.50), with Tuff Bickie ($5) a half-length further back in third.

"He's a tough sort of horse and six months on he'll make it to a better grade," Fennessy said.

"You've got to go a bit early and I think if Regan had waited too long he wouldn't have been able to pick them up."

Bayliss said Sin To Win was up for the fight on Saturday and would appreciate a longer distance.

"He's got good gate speed and as soon as I found my spot he switched off beautifully and got into a lovely rhythm," Bayliss said.

"He was headed in the straight but to his credit he pinned his ears back and was strong to the line."