Tart looks good for Craven task
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.