Ryan’s youngster a Legend in the making
TRAINER Gerald Ryan will unearth another smart two-year-old in the shape of LEGEND OF CONDOR in tomorrow’s Victory Vein Stakes (1000m) at Randwick.
The stylish Not A Single Doubt colt showed speed to lead and win at his only barrier trial by two lengths clocking 53.30 for the 900m around Rosehill on October 3.
He produced the best of the morning gallop last Saturday working reverse way on the inside grass (markers out 4m) with stablemate Tactical Formation.
They covered 600m in 37.99 and hit the line hard with a final 200m sectional 11.10.
It was winning work from the pair and Legend Of Condor will take a power of beating on debut.
Rosehill has two live hopes in tomorrow’s $10m TAB Everest over 1200m in backmarker CHAUTAUQUA and on-pacer DEPLOY.
Chautauqua is very much suited by the SWFA conditions and while he was a touch disappointing last start he is expected to bounce back in the big one.
Although he never threatened last time, the grey was doing his best late when sixth to In Her Time in race record time of 1:08.20 for 1200m.
Team Hawkes and Brenton Avdulla can expect the same tempo again any rain will help his chances.
He looks an absolute treat and his work has been great throughout his preparation towards tomorrow’s Grand Final.
Tuesday morning was no different when he worked on the rails of the course proper covering 800m in 52.11, last 600m in 37.41 and was most impressive with his final 200m 11.25.
Deploy is one of the most improved sprinters in the country.
The Fastnet Rock fiveyear-old has broken two track records since resuming from a let-up, the latest beating Egg Tart by 4 lens clocking 1:14.92 for 1200m in the Group 2 Theo Marks at Rosehill.
Trainer Ryan has kept Deploy to the same routine giving him a barrier trial on October 3 when third to Redzel in 58.90 for 1000m at Rosehill.
He was among the best of the morning workouts on Tuesday galloping the course proper (out 10m) with stablemate Magic Alibi.
They covered 600m in 34.03 (first 200m in 10.86 and last 400m in 23.17) which was low flying and Deploy deserves his chance in The Everest.
Ryan stablemates WASHINGTON HEIGHTS and TRAPEZE ARTIST both had undeniable claims in the Listed Sydney Stakes (1200m) at Randwick but unfortunately the latter has gone amiss with lameness and Ryan will now rely solely on Washington Heights.
Heights has won three races this preparation and was beaten in the other due to a bad ride.
His latest win Group 2 Shannon Stakes on September 23 was outstanding in coming from eighth on the turn to win running away.
He was not asked to run time on Tuesday morning, galloping the course proper (out 14m) over 800m in 56.91 and last 200m in 12.51. He did it without pressure
is ready to keep up the good work this weekend.