By Peter Quilty
Unsung heroine Blazing Cartier rewrote the script in tonight’s heats of the Group 1 RSN Sandown Cup (715m).
Trainer Robert Britton is now chasing his third Sandown Cup win in four years after Blazing Cartier (pictured) won her heat tonight in clockwork style. He scored with Fanta Bale in 2017 and Tornado Tears in 2018. (Tornado Tears finished seventh in last year’s final.)
Ironically, it was five-time G1 winner Tornado Tears and his younger full brother – Sandown 715m track record holder Here’s Tears – who were considered Britton’s mainstays. But Blazing Cartier came up with precision timing in Heat 3.
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