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16/1/2020 Kensington test for Sartorial Splendor

John Sadler is hoping his Group 3-winning colt Sartorial Splendor (Brazen Beau) can give him a better guide on where the three-year old is at when he takes on the older horses in the Kensington Stakes on Saturday. "It will be really interesting to see how he shapes up this time in," Sadler said. "Obviously we're hoping like mad he has taken the next step. If he has he's going to be extremely competitive. We feel he has, but we don't know he has. Saturday is a really interesting race for him. For the rating he's got (78) he doesn't come in that well at the weights and he's running in this race because there was nothing available for three-year-olds over 1000 metres. This is the race we had to throw him into but in saying that I'm happy to be running."