Better things could be in the future for rising Coyle mare
WHITE Moss starts her second career preparation tomorrow when she lines up in #Theraces Handicap (1100m) at Canterbury and could be headed for stakes racing if she continues her progression.
The four-year- old mare sailed through her grades in her first preparation culminating in an unlucky second to Quick Feet at her first try in Saturday city grade.
Trainer Jason Coyle felt she earned a spell after that but always thought she’d be destined for bigger things.
“We got spat out the back in a small field that day, but with the way she hit line I think it shows can overcome things which suggests she’s got a little bit of class about her too,” Coyle said.
“She’s strengthened up considerably since her last preparation so hopefully the fact she’s furnished as she has means she’ll be able to step into a nice grade this time in.
“All the form around her has been pretty strong. Joe Pride’s horse ( Passage Of Time) won the other day quite well at Rosehill and she held her comfortably at Wyong.”
White Moss will come out of gate nine in a 12-horse field with Kathy O’Hara on board who will try and put the grey up near the speed.
“She puts herself into her races and can race anywhere but she’s most dominant when she rolls forward,” Coyle said.
“She’s got a high cruising speed and if she can find her feet in Saturday grade she’ll go to a nice stakes race somewhere.
“She’s always shown ability and had always run quite well.”
Coyle’s other runner tomorrow is Destiny’s Hero, a Denman three-year- old having his second start after getting pass mark by his trainer when finishing 4.9 lengths seventh on debut at Warwick Farm September 20.
He jumps from 1400m to 1550m in tomorrow’s opening race.
“He gets a softer draw and he’s always looked like he’ll appreciate the mile,” Coyle said.