Melham Predicts Platelet Victory In 2013 The Goodwood

May 10th, 2013

Ben Melham will once again travel to Adelaide this weekend, where he will ride Group 1 The Goodwood runner Platelet at Morphettville tomorrow May 11, 2013.

Platelet is fresh off her win in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes at the same course two weeks ago and she will attempt to go two in a row in the 2013 The Goodwood.

The Strategicmare has won six of her 18 race starts in total and has earned more than $625,000 in prize money so far.

Platelet

Platelet will once again be partnered by Ben Melham in the 2013 The Goodwood. Picture by Jenny Barnes.

Platelet has enjoyed much success this campaign, finishing in no worse than third in her three autumn starts.

Melham is hoping to once again deliver for trainer Darren Weir, who scored his first Group 1 win with Platelet’s last start performance.

“He was the foundation of my career. When I went to him I could only ride a pony,” he said.

The jockey revealed he was not surprised by Platelet’s last start Robert Sangster Stakes win and believes she will be hard to beat in tomorrow’s 2013 The Goodwood Handicap.

“I’ve had a bit to do with her and it didn’t surprise me, as from the first moment in trackwork when I rode her she had a great turn of foot,” he said.

“She’s well drawn and in great form.”

Platelet is currently paying odds of $12 to win the 2013 The Goodwood at bookmaker.com.au.

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