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7 Mar 2014: Stand Guard Creates History at Southwell
Stand Guard broke the all-weather wins record at Southwell on Thursday. The ten year-old created history by eclipsing China Castle’s previous record of 25 all-weather wins. No one is disputing that it was a hard-earned win, but Guard’s task was made much easier when four of his five rivals were withdrawn from the race.
Stand Guard is trained by John Butler and now has 26 all-weather wins. He was successful at Southwell for the second time in only three days, yet his latest victory raises the much talked about shortcomings of the current rule 4 system.
Stand Guard started the day as a 2-1 shot at winning the race but was shortened to 7-4 following the withdrawals of both Staff Sergeant and Longshadow. Then when main market rival, and odds-on favourite, Gogeo withdrew on a self-certificate just after 11 AM, his price shrunk to 1-6.
Tornado Force was also removed an hour before the post time of 2:50, leaving only Honest Strike as any real competition to Stand Guard. Tom Queally made light work of Honest Strike, winning by a clear 14 lengths and returning at 1-7.
Butler spoke after the race, saying: “He’s going to come back here on the 18th and I’m delighted for the horse and the owners. As long as the horse wants to stick on we’ll stick on.”
Jockey Queally added: “He’s got that magic number now and quickened well today.”
This marks the second time this year Stand Guard has won a match at Southwell. He returned at 1-80 in January when three intended runners defected, including La Estrella, who has 24 all-weather wins.
La Estrella’s late withdrawal on that day left punters who took the 4-6 and 10-11 about Stand Guard sitting pretty, only getting paid out around 1-2 following the Rule 4 deduction, despite the winner returning 1-80.
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