Pop Northfield Joy For Richardson

DYNA Double One youngster Sandave Jeanoel delivered trainer Dave Richardson Friday’s Pop Northfield Memorial Maiden Final (411m) in dominant style, landing the $7,000 to-the-winner event in all-the-way fashion.

Adam Dobbin

29 October 2018

DYNA Double One youngster Sandave Jeanoel delivered trainer Dave Richardson Friday’s Pop Northfield Memorial Maiden Final (411m) in dominant style, landing the $8,000 to-the-winner event in all-the-way fashion.

Well found in betting (5/1) for Friday’s decider – only scraping through to the final after finishing fourth in his semi-final when favourite from box one – the fashionably bred Sandave Jeanoel proved too slick for his opposition, defeating a gallant Ripple Rumble by 1 ½ lengths in a best of meeting 23.20, with third going to another Richardson-trained runner Sandave Gypsy, the diminutive litter-sister to the winner a further 1 3/4 lengths away.

A son of Dyna Double One and Richardson’s 2013 Group 3 Gold Cup winner Sandave Sapphire, the red fawn galloper looks one of a handful of runners coming out of Friday’s final that look to have bright futures, with the time-honoured Casino maiden renowned for unearthing some hot youngsters.

And that has well and truly been the case the past couple of years, with the 2016 final won by grand group winning chaser Cosmic Bonus, whilst last year’s final was taken out by the exceptionally talented Corykodi, currently plying his trade in Tasmania on a Hobart Thousand path.

Friday’s Pop Northfield victory was another feature race success for trainer Dave Richardson, the former Hunter Valley trainer now calling The Pinnacles home, located on the outskirts of Grafton.

Back in 2013 Richardson landed two Group events, with Sandave Sapphire annexing the Group 3 Gold Cup at Wentworth Park, while Billy Buzzard was an emphatic victor of the Group 2 Black Top at Ladbrokes Gardens.

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