Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

The Sinner Answers Prayers

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

The Sinner Answers Prayers

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Horse Racing

Tony McMahon

THIS year's $125,000 Capricornia Yearling Sales 2YO Classic (1200m), which was already shaping as the most open on record, has become even more complex to fathom thanks to The Sinner.

Virtually on a week-to-week basis recently another top CYS Classic prospect has been unearthed but it is doubtful if any of those were as impressive as The Sinner was on debut winning at the Sunshine Coast last Sunday.

Purchased by Sunshine Coast trainer Natalie McCall, the unusually named The Sinner (b g 2 Better Than Ready-Royalsyn x Royal Academy) was knocked down to her for $13,000 at last years CYS in Rockhampton.

The Sinner looked anything but contrite when he inflicted punishment on his eight rivals with an effortless 3.5 lengths win over 1000 metres at Corbould Park, Caloundra last Sunday.

In winning, The Sinner earned $20,150 for his group of 19 owners and all going well raced himself into contention for the richest race run in Queensland on Saturday April 13, the CYS Classic at Callaghan Park, Rockhampton.

Natalie McCall labelled The Sinner an "exciting prospect" while confessing that he had battled some shin soreness problems this preparation.

"He pulled-up well after his win last Sunday but he has gone out for a week (paddock break) and I won't push him as he is a pretty nice horse and he is exciting. Provided he comes back well and providing he doesn't go AWOL he will be coming up to Rocky for the race", Natalie McCall said.

If that's the case, The Sinner is likely to be the third of The Better Than Ready breed that will run in Rockhampton's most prestigious juvenile race.

Brisbane trainer Chris Munce has stamped the Classic as the target for BTR filly Tiger Love while his Roma counterpart Craig Smith has done likewise with Hezhome.

That pair won brilliantly during the last fortnight at the Gold Coast (Tiger Love) and Rockhampton (Hezhome).

Through his win, The Sinner became the 14th individual winner this season for Better Than Ready. …

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