Ryan’s young­ster a Leg­end in the mak­ing

The Sportsman Weekend - - The Trackwork Winners - JOHN MOC

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.

Washington Heights

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