SUNDAY: August 12, 2018: BRAD Widdup handled some champions during his lengthy stint with Crown Lodge, subsequently Darley and then Godolphin.

And whilst yesterday’s first-up Rosehill Gardens winner Sandbar is yet to earn that tag, there’s no doubt he is a pretty special horse as far as his now trainer is concerned.

The Snitzel three-year-old has been a real flag-bearer for Widdup’s Hawkesbury stable since the experienced horseman took up training in April last year.