Scales Of Justice Back On Track

15
Oct

Ascot carnival plans are back on track for Scales Of Justice after impressing in a trial win at Lark Hill on Monday.

The Lindsey Smith-trained entire sat outside of the leader and kicked clear in the straight to score by 1 ½ lengths.

A delighted Smith said he was optimistic Scales Of Justice could return to his best after injury threatened to end his career.

A back complaint has prevented the son of Not A Single Doubt from racing since last year’s Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m).

“He is back and couldn’t have gone much better,” Smith said.

“That’s as good as he could have gone.

“I’m confident I have him back to where he was.

“That’s what I wanted to see out of the trial.

“He will have one more trial and then resume.”

Smith said Scales Of Justice would race first-up in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) before the Railway Stakes a fortnight later.

The six-year-old, a winner of nearly $1.5 in prize money, took out the Railway Stakes in 2016 when ridden by Douglas Whyte.

In a major vote of confidence Smith said in-form jockey Mitchell Pateman had been booked to ride Scales Of Justice in the Lee Steere

“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to ride the champ,” Pateman said.

Julio Santarelli
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