Demerit & Kimberley Kid Scratched from Saturday’s South Pacific Classic

April 16th, 2010

One of Peter Snowden’s top stable performers, Demerit, has been scratched from this Saturday’s $125,000 Group 3 South Pacific Classic (1400m).

The consistent Lonhro colt had drawn out wide in barrier 14, but was still considered as one of the best chances in the event.

The scratching leaves Warwick Farm-based trainer Snowden with two horses in the 2010 South Pacific Classic, the highly fancied Rarefield drawn ideally in barrier one and Khas Kura jumping from gate three.

Both runners are gaining lots of popularity from the punters with Rarefield the current second favourite at $4.60 with Ladbrokes.com.au followed closely by their stablemate at $4.80 with many betting on Snowden taking out the quinella.

Following the scratchings, the current pre-race favourite for the South Pacific Classic is the in-form Neeson jumping from barrier six. Neeson is at $4.40 for a win with Ladbrokes.com.au.

Kimberley Kid, trained by David Payne, has also been scratched from Saturday’s showdown.