Rookie Rebel Winner Out Of Sandown Cup Mix

GROUP 1 Rookie Rebel winner Fernando Cazz has been ruled out for the RSN Sandown Cup after she sustained an injury out of last Thursday’s run.

Jason Adams

20 April 2021

FERNANDO Cazz has been ruled out of the Group 1 RSN Sandown Cup (715m) after sustaining an injury out of last Thursday night’s run.

She led for a long way before fading at the tail end of the race.

“Unfortunately she’s injured ligaments around her hock,” said trainer Kayla Cottrell.

The Rookie Rebel winner was building on her staying career with her most notable performance a narrow runner-up effort in the Association Cup behind Stanley Road.

It’s uncertain how long she will be on the sidelines.

“It’s hard to put a timeline on when she could be back – we’ll assess it week-by-week – time will heal anything.”

She was rated a $12 chance with TAB.com.au to win next month’s Group 1 Sandown Cup.

Stanley Road is favourite to win the world’s premier stayers race and plans are being put together for his return to Melbourne.

Zack Monelli is the next fancied in betting and is also in line for a return to Melbourne after his win in the Group 1 Galaxy at Cannington on Saturday night.

Budding stayer Aston Ulysses was impressive on his ‘700’ metre debut last Thursday and backs up this week for his second crack at the trip.

Heats of the RSN Sandown Cup will be run on Thursday, May 20.