At­tard Ramp­ing mare up for Rosehill task

The Sportsman Weekend - - News - By RAY HICKSON

FORM around Group 1 win­ner Clearly In­no­cent has trainer Ja­son At­tard qui­etly con­fi­dent Reiby Ram­part can make her pres­ence felt at Rosehill to­mor­row.

The four-year-old mare fin­ished sev­enth in the Listed Luskin Star Stakes (1300m) at Scone, four lengths be­hind the sub­se­quent Kings­ford Smith Cup win­ner and At­tard said the run was much bet­ter than it reads on pa­per.

“There a bit of merit in her run at Scone, she came up the in­side the track which was the worst part,” At­tard said.

“We didn’t in­tend to drag her back to last but that was what hap­pened, so quite a few things didn’t go like we wanted and she still fin­ished like did.”

So pleased with how Reiby Ram­part is rac­ing, At­tard elected t o by­pass Wed­nes­day’s War­wick Farm meet­ing, where she had 60.5kg, i n favour of the Sch­weppes Hand­i­cap (1500m).

He said a lighter weight (57.5kg) and roomier track were sig­nif­i­cant fac­tors in mak­ing that de­ci­sion.

“I think Rosehill will be bet­ter for her than War­wick Farm be­cause she likes plenty of room when she fin­ishes off,” he said.

“The pace might be just that lit­tle bit slower for her at 1500m as well.

“She’s go­ing tremen­dously, I’m re­ally happy with her.”

At­tard said sta­ble­mate Reiby The Red will be a fit­ter horse for his first-up ef­fort at War­wick Farm last month though he hasn’t been given any favours with a wide gate.

The geld­ing ran fifth be­hind Medaille over a mile at his first run since Jan­uary and his prepa­ra­tion has been im­pacted by wide bar­ri­ers miss­ing runs.

“It was a re­ally good run (first-up), he had quite a long time be­tween his trial and his first-up run,” he said.

“He was meant to go around in the Hawkes­bury and Scone Cups but we were an emer­gency at Hawkes­bury he drew 20 at Scone so we didn’t go.

“You could see in his last run that he was a trial or a run short but I was very pleased with him.”

Stakes placed mare Kel­lyville Flyer is hav­ing a “throw at the stumps” in the Ere­mein Hand­i­cap (1800m) given she’s a much bet­ter horse in the wet than on dry ground.

At­tard said there are pos­i­tives de­spite her last start ninth at Rosehill two weeks ago.

“She gets in with a nice weight (53kg) and step­ping up in dis­tance will help her but I would have liked it to rain quite a bit this week,” he said.

“She gal­loped well on the course proper at Hawkes­bury and that was firmer than she would have liked.”

She’s go­ing tremen­dously, I’m re­ally happy with her. – Ja­son At­tard

Pic Grant Guy

Trainer Ja­son At­tard is con­fi­dent Reiby Ram­part will fire at Rosehill to­mor­row

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