The Sportsman Weekend - - News - CARYL WIL­LIAMSON

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.

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