Bet­ter things could be in the fu­ture for ris­ing Coyle mare

The Sportsman Midweek - - Canterbury Preview - MATT JONES

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.

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