Coach Joseph Satisfaction charges Lekvarte as his prime seed in Wednesday’s Group 3 Belle Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) and believes the proficient mare is prepared to return within the deep finish at Gosford.
Satisfaction will chase a late Christmas reward within the $240,000 important occasion when Lekvarte chases an essential stakes win alongside stablemate Kouklara within the characteristic race.
Lekvarte completed sixth in a Group 3 Kembla Grange Traditional at Goulburn throughout her three-year-old season within the autumn however has raced in simpler firm since then.
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A powerful second-up win at Randwick final begin has given Satisfaction the arrogance to check Lekvarte in stakes firm once more.
“She is a stunning mare,” Satisfaction stated.
“I’ve at all times had an excellent opinion of her and I assumed she was going to make it as a three-year-old and a few issues went towards her, moist tracks and a little bit of a knee situation.
“Now she is again on monitor to form of fulfil her potential.
“She is a stunning, large robust mare and I don’t thoughts deep ending her as a result of I feel she has the flexibility there.
“It’s a pleasant race this race, it comes up softly yearly and is so of awkwardly positioned on the calendar.”
Chad Schofield, who rode Ramones to victory for Satisfaction on Boxing Day at Randwick, will associate Lekvarte.
The Cox Plate successful rider should be at his finest after Lekvarte was handed the tough attract barrier 14.
“She will probably be within the second half of the sphere however it seems to be a quick race,” Satisfaction stated.
“It seems to be a really quick race truly so I hope they don’t have a look at one another and look forward to one another on the entrance as a result of in the event that they do what they usually do, these horses will probably be scooting alongside.
“Difficult draw and assuming there will probably be minimal scratchings as I couldn’t think about too many would come out in a Group 3 race for mares.
“With an enormous discipline, let’s hope there’s a good quantity of strain.”
The Brad Widdup-trained Ausbred Flirt is the early favorite however requires a scratching to get a run and is on the brief again up after operating on Christmas Eve.
Final season’s Sydney champion apprentice Tyler Schiller will proceed his partnership with Kouklara after piloting the mare in all three of her begins this time in.
The daughter of Prince Cheri was a winner first up from a break at Rosehill and was a slender second final begin behind to Candy Mercy at Canterbury over the 1550m.
“She is trustworthy and going in addition to ever,” Satisfaction stated.
“I assumed it was an excellent alternative to run her at Stakes degree.
“She is an in-form match mare and might be the second of the probabilities however has acquired that good tender draw to provide her a cost-effective run in transit.
“I couldn’t see her not ending the race off strongly, that’s what she does.”
Satisfaction had Chilli Jam in race two however elected to scratched the filly from a tough gate. She can be nominated for Saturday’s New Yr’s Eve assembly on the identical venue.
O’SHEA’S PAIR ON TARGET FOR ANOTHER ONE-TWO FINISH IN GUINEAS
Dynamic duo Hell I Am and Shalailed are each likelihood of preventing out the end once more in Wednesday’s Listed Gosford Guineas (1200m) as they appear to take one other essential step in the direction of the profitable Magic Tens of millions subsequent month.
Hell I Am is the favorite for the Gosford Guineas whereas Shalailed is the third choose at Gosford with the stylish Russian Conquest splitting the pair.
Coach John O’Shea, who’s abroad, has each horses on a path the $2 million Magic Tens of millions 3YO Guineas on the Gold Coast subsequent month however hopes to tick off one other characteristic race on the way in which.
Hell I Am returned in stellar order earlier this month when beating his stablemate in superior style within the Magic Tens of millions Wyong 3YO&4YO Stakes again on December 14.
“Hell I Am is placing collectively an excellent little document,” assistant coach Tom Charlton stated.
“He was a reasonably immature horse within the early levels of his life and with time and confidence he appears to be growing right into a very nice horse.
“That is clearly his second up run forward of his important project within the Guineas on the Gold Coast and he has drawn to get a pleasant run and we might count on an excellent displaying from him.”
Hell I Am’s Wyong show noticed him surge into equal favouritism with TAB for January’s $2 million Magic Tens of millions 3YO Guineas, the place he now sits at $6 alongside Russian Conquest whereas Shalailed is a $26 contender.
Shalailed toughed it up on velocity when additionally first up within the Wyong Magic Tens of millions and the steady expects the good colt will derive loads of enchancment from the run.
“He was good behind Hell I Am,” Charlton stated.
“They type of went fairly regular for him and Brenton (Avdulla) stated he acquired caught flat footed when the race developed.
“Most likely a more true check on Wednesday will probably be extra appropriate for him.
“We additionally thought he was a bit fats and will enhance off that run so we wish to suppose he’ll step ahead health smart.
“With these contributing we wish to suppose he may end nearer to Hell I Am, which is the choose of the 2, however there’s not a lot between them.”
Nash Rawiller pilots Shalailed whereas Ben Coen is on Hell I Am.
Initially revealed as Gosford preview: Lekvarte’s robust Randwick win has given Joe Satisfaction confidence to chase black-type