LANCIATO IS ON THE RIGHT PATH
LANCIATO will have his lead-up to the Epsom (1600m) in tomorrow’s Group 2 Tramway Stakes after pleasing his trainer Mark Newnham in a recent barrier trial.
Tommy Berry, who spent last season riding in Hong Kong, will be aboard in the Tramway replacing Rachel King.
“Lanciato is terrific. Everything is going to plan,” Newnham, said.
“Tommy got a feel for him again after not being able to ride for the last 12 months.
“He’s ready for tomorrow. Depending on what weight he gets in the Epsom, Rachel could be back again but Tommy has first refusal.”
Under the set weights and penalties conditions of the Tramway, Lanciato will carry 56kg with triple Group 1 winner Le Romain has topweight with 59kg.
Lanciato is on the second line of betting in TAB’s Epsom market at $8 with Kementari and D’Argento co-favourites at $6.
Lanciato will not race between the Tramway and the Epsom with Newnham preferring to space his races.