Digitalism Completes Double For Owner

On Saturday afternoon Phil Sly travelled from hospital to watch his mare Politeness win the Group 3 Cape Grim Beef Steaks (1200m) at Caulfield. He wasn’t well enough to perform a similar getaway on Sunday, but his hardy old stayer Digitalism still made it a special day by adding the Listed Cranbourne Cup to Sly’s weekend tally. Politeness records her fourth Group 3 victory, coming from the tail of the field Sly’s long battle with cancer has involved more than 40 bouts of surgery and years of treatment, and at Caulfield on Saturday he showed as much courage as any of his horses after the win of Politeness. “I’m glad I made it here, it’s always a thrill when they win,” Sly said. Politeness came from last to score in the last stride from Wawail at Caulfield while Digitalism did it the opposite way, hanging on to score narrowly at Cranbourne. Sly owns Politeness in partnership with one of Japan’s most prominent owners Katsumi Yoshida with whom he also owns the multiple Group 1-winning mare Mosheen.
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