A key scratching has the Peter Hardacre-trained Sebonna a short-priced favourite in Thursday’s $26,800 Coonawarra Vignerons Cup (1700m) at Penola.
Sebonna will be trying to add the second leg of the Limestone Coast Cup Series to his resume after he scored an easy win in the opening leg at Bordertown back on December 12.
With the scratching of impressive last-start winner Shock Alert, Sebonna is now a $1.80 favourite with tab.com.au.
James and Lisa Dodgson opted to bypass the feature with Shock Alert who will instead chase more prizemoney and stay at the 2000m trip at Murray Bridge on Saturday.
The Dodgson’s have only had five runners since joining forces as training partners and Shock Alert was their first winner scoring an impressive 6.3 lengths win at Bordertown last time out.
Sue and Jason Jaensch have second favourite Cuban Toonite drawn perfectly in barrier two while fellow Naracoorte trainer Sue Murphy is left with one runner after originally nominating both Naseeb and Hasta La Fiorente for the race.
Murphy has opted to go to Murray Bridge on Saturday with Naseeb, while Jacob Opperman will partner Hasta La Fiorente from the inside barrier.