King won’t be Deprived of Sydney Stakes

Jockey Rachel King thinks Godolphin sprinter Deprive is capable of running in a The TAB Everest on his day so there’s little wonder he’s the horse to beat Saturday’s Group 3 Sydney Stakes at Randwick.

King won’t be Deprived of Sydney Stakes

Deprive is the $2.80 favourite with to capture the 1200m sprint for a second consecutive year after edging out Champagne Cuddles 12 months ago.
His presence in the race will buck a trend of previous years where the winner of the Sydney Stakes has gone on to compete in The Everest the following year. In Her Time saluted in the race in 2017 before competing in The Everest the following two years while Pierata (2018) finished fifth in last year’s lucrative sprint.
Deprive (right) won a thrilling Sydney Stakes last year. Picture: AAP Image/Dan HimbrechtsDeprive was unable to secure a spot in this year’s race however Godolphin will have plenty of representation in the race with with top stallion Bivouac and Group 1 winning sprinter Trekking both starting.

“He has got a fantastic record at the course and distance obviously but I guess he is yet to step up to that next level,” King said.

“I think he can do it but he just hasn’t quite put his hand up just yet.”

A number of factors point in favour of a Deprive victory in the Sydney Stakes.

The son of Denman is a Randwick specialist and has won six of his 10 starts at the track to go with one placing.

Jockey Rachel King has a good record on Deprive. Picture: AAP Image/Simon Bullard

He’s a three-time winner at the track and distance from six attempts and has a sensational record with King aboard.

She has ridden him to three wins and a last start placing, highlighted by a Group 3 Show County Quality earlier this year.

The jockey was aboard when Deprive ran on well to finish third behind The Everest bound sprinters Libertini and Classique Legend in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes.

“He is ready to go that’s for sure,” King said.

“His last run was super and he will have come on from that.

“Finishing in front of Nature Strip makes me pretty confident coming into a Sydney Stakes.”

King will also ride Eduardo in the $15 million The TAB Everest.


Article courtesy of Racenet.