Sam Clipperton is looking to maintain his winning roll with a Carrington victory

Sam Clipperton has ridden seven winners in town this season and they have all come in 2021 and he is on track to take out Saturday’s feature race at Royal Randwick.

Clipperton teams up with Order Again in the Listed Carrington Stakes (1400m) after they won last time when the Chris Waller-trained horse was first-up over 1550m on the Kensington track.

It was the first win the seven-year-old had recorded for the leading trainer after six previous attempts when he was good without getting the job done.

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Sam Clipperton and Order Again are shooting for back-to-back wins when they tackle the Carrington Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. Photo: Mark Evans/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Clipperton was on him for four of those runs so it was fitting he was riding him when he broke through three weeks ago.

“It was great to see him win like that last start. Last time in with Chris he showed a lot of potential,” Clipperton said.

“He didn’t have a lot of luck last preparation and horses like him who haven’t won for a while all of a sudden they get that confidence boost they need when they do win.

“I’m sure he’ll be very competitive again in this race.

“I’m looking forward to riding him again and Sacramento. They’re my two best chances on paper, being last start winners.

“They go into races where they need to step up again but both are capable of doing that and winning better races.”

Sacramento is coming into his Benchmark 88 Handicap (2000m) off a gritty last start victory in a Benchmark 78 event over 1800m and he drops 2.5kg at the weights for this tougher assignment.

He will only be better over more ground which is why Clipperton is excited about riding the Gai Waterhouse/Adrian Bott runner who is a tough customer.

“He’s a typical Waterhouse/Bott horse. When you look at him in the yard he’s all bone and muscle and is every bit of 17 hands high and is as long as he is tall,” Clipperton said.

Sam Clipperton is excited by the prospects of Sacramento (left) at Randwick on Saturday. Photo: Grant GuySource:The Daily Telegraph

“His win last start was very brave. He’s so tough and he’s flying this preparation.”

Clipperton has an awkward draw on paper from the tricky 2000m start at Randwick which is on a bend.

But he’s seeing it as a positive on the $3.10 favourite.

“He’s drawn nine and I think that’s a good draw for him because he likes to get into a bowling rhythm and he can be in front or in third or fourth,” Clipperton said.

“I love the way he’s going this preparation. His work was very good on Tuesday morning and I’m very confident about his chances again.”

Strawb is a good pick ride for Clipperton in her Benchmark 78 Handicap (1600m) for Newcastle trainer Nathan Doyle.

The five-year-old Fastnet Rock mare went through the grades quickly in the country and at the provincials but hasn’t quite been able to get the job done in town.

She’s been well supported in all four runs this time in and with the exception of her first-up 11th she’s been consistent without winning.

Doyle was adamant before she kicked off her preparation that she was a Saturday city class horse.

“She’s got a lot of talent on her day and she races very well,” Clipperton said.

She comes out of gate 10 and will enjoy the Randwick mile after making up ground at the track when fifth behind Betcha Flying a fortnight ago.

Sam Clipperton has picked up the ride on the Nathan Doyle-trained Strawb. Photo: Grant GuySource:The Daily Telegraph

Doyle will be sweating on her doing things right before the gates fly open as will the punters who will back her at $10.

“She’s got a few issues in the barriers but she’s drawn wide and that will help her because she won’t be in a barriers for too long,” Clipperton said.

“It’s just a matter of getting her into her rhythm and letting her run on. She can certainly rattle off a sectional so provided she brings her A-game there’s no reason why she won’t be competitive.”

Clipperton will kick off his day riding Paper Daisy in the opening race for Joe Pride.

The Warwick Farm trainer scratched his Press Statement filly from the opening race at Rosehill last week after she drew wide.

It meant she also avoided the highly impressive Remarque and now she’s ready to go from barrier four over 1000m.

The two-year-old debuts off two trials over 800m and 845m when running third and first respectively.

She’s rated a $23 chance behind Ashema ($3) and Arthur Francis ($3.10) who she ran third behind in that first trial.

Clipperton hasn’t ridden Paper Daisy yet but has faith in Pride and his approach.

He rarely throws horses in the deep end unless he’s confident they’re ready to compete well.

“If he didn’t have some sort of opinion of her he wouldn’t be taking her to this race. We’ve drawn well and that will help our chances,” Clipperton said.

Originally published asCarrington win on Clipperton’s ‘Order’

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