Fresh Formality prevails in Blue Sapphire

FreshFormalityprevailsinBlueSapphire

October18,20175:54pm。

byAAP

DavidHayeshasteamedupwithKerrinMcEvoytowintheBlueSapphireStakeswithFormality。

DavidHayessaysthecheapestinvestmentinracingistoengageanin-formjockey。

LindsayParksseniortrainerfollowedhisownadviceatCaulfieldonWednesday,combiningwithKerrinMcEvoyforadouble,includingthedaysfeature,theGroupThreeBlueSapphireStakeswithFormality。

McEvoytouchedouttheLindsayPark-trainedVegaMagiconRedzelinTheEverestlastSaturdayandHayessaidwhenthejockeyleadsfromthefrontheshardtogetpast。

FormalityandstablematesTulipandCatchywerethreeofMelbournesbest-performedfilliesastwo-year-oldsandHayessaidtheyhadalltrainedonsixmonthslater。

OriginallythethreewereonapathtowardsGuineasraces,theCaulfieldandThousandversionsrunlastSaturday,butonlyCatchymadeittothemalesracewhenfinishingthirdtoMightyBossandKementari。

Afterrunningafading11thintheGoldenRoseatRosehilllastmonth,HayesdecidedtofreshenheruptheMelbournecarnival。

ShedrewwideandweelectedtogoforwardandunfortunatelysodidtherestofthefieldinSydney,Hayessaid。

Tobouncebackoffthathardrunissuperb。

FulltestamenttoLindsayPark。

Shesbeenabletogooutintothepaddock,goonthewaterwalkerandhasfreshenedupbeautifully。

HayessaidhewasdisappointedwithhisridinginstructionstoMcEvoyintheGoldenRoseanddidnttiehimdownwithtoomanyonFormality。

TodayItoldKerrintolethergounderherownsteam,Hayessaid。

Iftheywanttogohardfollowthem,iftheywonttogoslow,lead。

HesaveryhardmantogetpastaswefoundoutonSaturday。

FormalitywillnowheadtotheCoolmoreStudStakesatFlemingtononNovember4whereshewillbejoinedbyTulipandCatchy。

Sentoffa$5chance,FormalitydugdeeptoscorebyalongneckfromJukebox($4。

20)withLoneEagle($31)1-1/4lengthsawaythird。

CraigWilliams,rideroftherunner-up,saidJukeboxruinedhischancesbyover-racingearlyintherace。