Sertorius to back up in Zipping

Sep 13, 2013

Co-trainer Jamie Edwards can find no reason why he shouldn’t back-up his quality stayer Sertorius in Saturday’s Group 2 $350,000 Zipping Classic at Caulfield.

Beaten a ‘whisker’ by Precedence in last Saturday’s Group 3 $250,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Sertorius has recovered in amazing style, according to Edwards.

“This is the best he has ever come through a race.

"He simply couldn’t be better and I can’t find any reason why we shouldn’t run him again,” Edwards told Racing Network this morning.

“The final decision will be made tomorrow, but looking at the horse in front of me now, I’d say he’ll be running.

"The prize-money is fabulous and it won’t be a big field, and like I say, the horse is just 100 per-cent,” he explained.

Edwards, who trains Sertorius in partnership with Bruce Elkington, said the horse’s owner, Mike Palmer, had been “sensational” in allowing him to give the horse plenty of time during his career.

“We’re reaping the benefits now because we have been so patient and the owner has never once argued – he’s been amazing,” Edwards said.

At this stage of the week there seems a very good chance we will get another rematch of the Precedence-Sertorius battle in the Zipping Classic.