BTC Cup 2015: Ciaron Maher not too disappointed by Srikandi failure

Bianca Gilcrist with Srikandi after Doomben trackwork last week. Picture: Darren England

Bianca Gilcrist with Srikandi after Doomben trackwork last week. Picture: Darren England Source: News Corp Australia

CIARON Maher could find nothing outwardly wrong with Srikandi on Sunday and will continue with the mare’s planned Brisbane campaign.

Srikandi missed the start in the BTC Cup, then railed through to a midfield position, but failed to finish off in the straight.

Jockey Damian Browne feared she may have hurt herself at the start, but Maher said she was showing no signs of soreness on Sunday.

“She seems fine. We trotted her up and all looks normal. We will do a few little tests, but at this stage we will continue to the Doomben 10,000,” Maher said.

Ciaron Maher says despite the failure of Srikandi he will continue on to the Doomben 10,0

Ciaron Maher says despite the failure of Srikandi he will continue on to the Doomben 10,000 with her. Picture: Ian Currie Source: News Corp Australia

“I think the problem was she did it all back to front, so I’m not going to be too harsh on her.”

After a stellar few days, where he won his third Grand Annual, it wasn’t the way Maher had hoped to finish the week.

Maher is now uncertain whether his touted three-year-old Duibio will head north to join Srikandi, after finishing unplaced in Adelaide on Saturday.

“After they had gone 100m I turned away. That was not the plan,” he said of Duibio, who came from last on the turn to win at Flemington at his previous start, pushing forward to lead.

“It’s just a waste of a run. That was supposed to answer a few questions. Instead, it doesn’t really tell me anything. I’m not sure where we go with him now.”

Duibio is a $31 chance in Queensland Derby betting.

Story courtesy Nathan Exelby  http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/superracing/btc-cup-2015-ciaron-maher-not-too-disappointed-by-srikandi-failure/story-fnii0njy-1227349297716

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