Young guns to tar­get key Good­wood rides

The Advertiser - - SPORT - LIN­COLN MOORE

SOUTH Aus­tralia’s young stars of the sad­dle, Lach­lan Nein­dorf and Kayla Crowther, have se­cured key rides in Satur­day’s $400,000 Group 1 Good­wood (1200m) at Mor­phettville.

Nein­dorf, who trails only Todd Pan­nell and Ja­son Holder in the SA rid­ing premier­ship, has been booked to ride Vic­to­rian sprinter Zoutori for Matt Eller­ton and Si­mon Zahra. Crowther will ride lo­cal Bold Star for SA horse­man Gor­don Richards. It will be

Nein­dorf’s first Group 1 ride. South Aus­tralian Derby-win­ning jockey John Allen has been sourced by Godol­phin to ride Trekking in the sprint.

Allen had a day out at Mor­phettville last week­end, win­ning three fea­tures races, the SA Sires’ Pro­duce Stakes, Ade­laide Guineas and was in the sad­dle for Rus­sian Camelot’s stun­ning SA Derby vic­tory.

Allen was in trou­ble with stew­ards for caus­ing in­ter­fer­ence in the Derby but won’t start his five-meet­ing sus­pen­sion un­til af­ter the Good­wood meet­ing.

Trekking won the 2019 Strad­broke Handicap and was placed be­hind Yes Yes Yes in last year’s $14m Ever­est in Syd­ney. He’ll be hav­ing his third run back af­ter chas­ing home Na­ture Strip in the T.J. Smith

Stakes first up from a spell be­fore run­ning sec­ond be­hind Grey­worm in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes in Syd­ney last time out.

Trekking won a jump-out at Flem­ing­ton last Fri­day that in­cluded fel­low Good­wood as­pi­rants Zoutori and Santa Ana Lane. Ryan Hurdle has picked up the ride on James Cum­mings’ sec­ond Good­wood run­ner Home Of The Brave.

Godol­phin will also have three-year-old filly Lyre in the fea­ture af­ter her slash­ing sec­ond be­hind Bella Vella in the Group 1 Sang­ster Stakes.

The An­thony Freed­mantrained filly looked back to be some­where near her best when she closed smartly, with Zac Spain opt­ing for the ride af­ter he was orig­i­nally booked for Bold Star.

Freed­man’s main Good­wood hope will be 2018 win­ner Santa Ana Lane, who will be try­ing to be the first horse in more than 100 years to win a sec­ond Good­wood.

Lo­cal star Gy­trash is a $3 Good­wood favourite with Lad­brokes, ahead of The In­evitable ($5.50) and Santa Ana Lane ($6).

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