Tart looks good for Craven task

The Sportsman Weekend - - The Trackwork Winners - JOHN MOC

EGG TART should get con­di­tions made to order to­mor­row at Royal Rand­wick in the 2000m Group 3 ATC Craven Plate for lead­ing trainer Chris Waller.

Her last start third to Ace High beaten 2.2-lengths was a fair ef­fort on Septem­ber 29 at Head­quar­ters but the Se­bring mare has def­i­nitely come on from the run in her track­work and is a win­ning hope.

Her last two fast work­outs have been great.

Last Satur­day on the Pro Ride she was timed over 1200m in 1:23.30s, last 400m in 23.50s the best of the morn­ing ef­fort.

On Tues­day on course proper, she was just was good on the slow to heavy track which ex­cels on.

It au­gurs well for her Egg Tart.

LIBRAN is suited to set weights con­di­tions on the week­end in the 2600m of the St Leger Stakes at Royal Rand­wick.

He was run­ning on well when beaten 2.6-lengths in the Metropoli­tan Septem­ber 29 af­ter com­ing from 16th at the 400m.

Trainer Chris Waller worked im­port from the 2000m chute on the course proper, 15m out, and went pace­work for 1400m fin­ished off with a fi­nal 800m in 55.8s, last 200m in 13.00s was good stay­ing work.

Libran is a win­ner over the track and dis­tance in the Group 2 ATC Chair­man’s Hand­i­cap in 2016 on a soft 6 and should be ready for win at his fifth run back.

TRAPEZE ARTIST is hav­ing third back in Satur­day’s Tab Ever­est (1200m) at Rand­wick and this is the race that trainer Ger­ald Ryan has set the fouryear-old horse by Snitzel for.

His last start fourth in track record time was great as he cov­ered ex­tra ground and was beaten 1.7-lengths by Santa Ana Lane in the Group 2 ATC Pre­miere Stakes and Tye Ang­land knows the horse from head to tail as he has rid­den him at his last four starts straight.

He worked on the Pro Ride on Mon­day morn­ing over 800m with sta­ble­mate Go­dunov run­ning 58.26s, last 400m in 23.37s, fi­nal 200m in 11.79s was good work.

The only thing he doesn’t want is a bot­tom­less track or heavy 10 as is now ready Ger­ald Ryan says.

THE AU­TUMN SUN left Rose­hill early to pre­pare for Satur­day’s Group 1 MRC Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at sweet weights for three­year-olds.

His last start win in the Group 1 ATC Golden Rose on Septem­ber 22 was fan­tas­tic and he came from last of nine to win go­ing away in very good time.

Trainer Chris Waller re­ports all is well with the Red­oute’s Choice colt and he has come on again, thus, should be win­ning at Caulfield. D’AR­GENTO/UN­FOR­GOT­TEN

are both due to run at Caulfield in the 2000m Group 1 MRC Lad­brokes Stakes for trainer Chris Waller.

Both horses were un­lucky last start in the Group 1 ATC Ep­som Hand­i­cap.

D’Ar­gento was in­ter­fered with in the run.

Un­for­got­ten – I be­lieve – was 2-lengths fur­ther back than she should have been.

D’Ar­gento was sec­ond, Un­for­got­ten third, both enor­mous runs.

The pair went down early in great order to get used to the an­ti­clock­wise con­di­tions.

I will be back­ing Un­for­got­ten and sav­ing my stake on D’Ar­gento as I think the Fast­net Rock mare will ap­pre­ci­ate the 2000m as she is the win­ner of the ATC Aus­tralian Oaks (2400m) at Rand­wick.

The Chris Waller-trained Egg Tart has put in two ex­cel­lent work­outs ahead of to­mor­row’s Craven Plate.

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