The ‘Collinda sisters’ will be “doin’ it for themselves” in heats of the Group 1 RSN Sandown Cup (715m) on Thursday night.Collinda Patty and Collinda Lady – both trained by Jason Thompson – have their sights firmly set on the $175,000 first prize on May 19.
And Thompson believes they’ll be “standin’ on their own (four) feet” and “ringin’ on their own bells”.
Collinda Patty – Sandown Park’s 595m track record holder (33.56sec) – is TAB’s fixed odds $1.85F, ahead of NSW superstar Zipping Kansas ($2.40), in Heat 5 (Race 8, 8.31pm).
Collinda Lady – Geelong’s 680m track record holder (38.69sec) – is $2.15EF, along with NSW staying siren Super Estrella, in Heat 4 (Race 7, 8.10pm).
They are $6 and $10 respectively in ‘All In’ betting on the Sandown Cup. The top elect is Mepunga Ruby ($4), ahead of Gypsy Wyong ($5.50). Zipping Kansas and Super Estrella are $6 and $8 respectively.
The more experienced Collinda Patty (Box 7) has won 11 races from 26 starts.
She won the G3 Speed Star and was a G1 Rookie Rebel finalist – both over 600m at The Meadows. And she was a blistering 41.41sec last start winner over 715m at Sandown Park.
The less experienced Collinda Lady (Box 2), which turns three on Monday, has won six races from only 13 starts. She has a 41.80sec personal best over 715m at Sandown Park.
Both are owned and bred (May ’19 Zambora Brockie x She’s A Collinda) by Stephanie Tyler at Boisdale.
“Collinda Patty, when she gets the start right, has more high speed than Collinda Lady, which was always destined for staying,” Thompson said.