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Scott On Base For Plate

Tuesday, 7th August 2018

The training team of Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard are looking at the Gr1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings as a potential springboard for a Gr1 Cox Plate assault by Scott Base. The chestnut son of Dalghar, who descends from the family of dual Gr1 winner Hotel Grand and Gr1 TJ Smith Classic winner Outback Prince, will be nominated for the $5 million Cox Plate on October 27, with late nominations closing on August 14. Banner noted, "I'll be putting a nomination in. We'll be taking it run by run, but it would be great if he could get there." Bennett's confidence in a Cox Plate campaign was piqued following an Herculean effort by Scott Base to take out the Gr2 Wellington Guineas (1400m) on March 17. "He had no right to win that day with the run he got," Benner commented. "That showed how good he is." Scott Base is also nominated for the remaining two legs of the Hawke's Bay Triple Crown, the Gr1 Windsor Park Plate (September 22) and the Gr1 Livamol Classic (October 6).

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