2015 Golden Pendant and Option for Sistonic

July 5th, 2015

Co-trainer David Hayes has been thrilled with the continually improving condition of Sistonic and has revealed he will aim the rising four-year-old at a black type race during the 2015 Spring Racing Carnival with a view towards boosting her value as a broodmare.

Trainer David Hayes is confident Sistonic is in line for a successful 2015 Spring Carnival campaign. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Trainer David Hayes is confident Sistonic is in line for a successful 2015 Spring Carnival campaign. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Sistonic more than stamped her claims as a serious racehorse through her maiden campaign in early autumn but failed to make anything of an impact when  eleventh in the Listed MSS Security Stakes (1100m) on March 14th; seeing a return to the paddock.

Hayes and co-trainer Tom Dabernig are confident the best is yet to come for Sistonic, and while yet to settle of a specific launch pad or target for the Bel Esprit filly, may view a race like the Group 3 Golden Pendant (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens in late September as ideal.

Having revealed a wind problem was to blame for her most recent flop at black type level, Hayes told AAP the team is confident Sistonic will be primed for success upon resuming in the 2015 Spring Carnival.

She pulled up making a terrible noise and they thought they could help her with a wind op, and we did it,” Hayes said.

“She looks big and strong and impressive as usual.

“We’ll get her back into form and then target a black type race and then she’s worth a fortune.

“With the wind problem she was pretty good, so we’ve fixed the wind problem.”

Taking out the Peter Gray Maiden Plate (1100m) on debut by close to five lengths on January 15th, Sistonic continued her unbeaten career start when finding the line a length in the clear of a classy field in the Reg Delaney Memorial BM64 (1200m) a fortnight later.

Having made a positive transition to black type racing in finishing fourth in the Group 3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes (1200m) in her only other start on February 27th, Sistonic appears likely to make her first spring appearance in either late August or early September.