Rain a boon for reliable sprinter
IF any mare deserves to win a big race to increase her stud value it’s She Knows.
The Danny Williamstrained Denman fouryear-old has been one of the most reliable runners in Sydney this year and is a leading contender tomorrow’s Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m).
She has won five races from 15 starts and finished second a further six times.
She won Highway race earlier this year with 62.5kg on her back, but a close second placing to In Good Time in the Listed Denise’s Joy at Scone’s carnival was
closest she’s come to gaining a valuable blacktype win.
Williams has decided to have a throw at the stumps to win a Group race tomorrow and she will come out of barrier nine with Corey Brown on board.
“She’s ultra-consistent so we’re going to give it a go,” Williams said. “I couldn’t be happier with the way she is. She’s bright as a button and I think she’ll give it a shake.
“She’s a good traveller and has come through the week very well.
“She had a gallop on Tuesday and she’s like a button to switch on.
“The rain about Melbourne helps her and everything is moving very smoothly for her.”
Williams was keen to take She Knows to a Listed race at Flemington in the winter but decided to dodge the speedster Nature Strip who was auditioning for an Everest run.
Williams is more than happy to take her to this race against the likes of Quilista, Bons Away, Super Too and Spending To Win.
“I think she’d be a better horse at Flemington but it will interesting to see how she handles Caulfield,” he said.
Williams has given She Knows more than enough time to handle running on her Melbourne leg at his stables at Goulburn.
He just wants a bit of rain in the lead up to the short sprint.
“You don’t know until you race them there but she’s been working left handed at home for the past three weeks and she’s really happy going that way,” he said.
“She’s quite nimble on her feet and she just needs a bit of cushion in the track. That’s the biggest thing for her.”
Ultra-consistent mare She Knows looks hard to beat in tomorrow’s Caulfield Sprint. Pic Grant Guy