2YO ready to attack
Last-start winner Cyber Attack is ready to step out over more ground at Te Rapa today in the Listed Ssanyong Auckland
Futurity Stakes (1400m). “He’s been working well and the 1400m will really suit him — he’s a genuine chance,” trainer Tony
Pike said. By Shamexpress out of a half-sister to the multiple Group One winner Humidor, Cyber
Attack was a fresh-up winner over 1150m at Te Awamutu last month. Pike will also take covers off the former Hong Kong galloper Magical Beauty when he makes his New Zealand debut in the Lee Somervell Racing Stables 1200m. “He trialled well at Taupo behind Sacred Rebel and his work has been great,” Pike said. “He’s a happy, laid-back horse who’s enjoying it here — I wouldn’t say he couldn’t win.” Te Rapa today. A winner of six of his 18 starts, Wooden Edge ran an eye-catching third at the Cambridge trials last month behind race rival No Need, trained by race sponsor Somervell. “His trial was very good, but we’ve tried to get him to the races twice before this, only to have the meetings abandoned so hopefully it’s third time lucky this weekend,” trainer Chris Wood said. The Group 3 eStar Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton on August 4 appealed as a suitable winter target for Wooden Edge.