Guineas tolls loudly for Ringerd­ingding

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - SPORT - RAY THOMAS SPRING­TIME STAKES

TRAINER Dar­ren Weir may back up Ringerd­ingding in next Satur­day’s Sandown Guineas af­ter the three-yearold’s out­stand­ing win at Flem­ing­ton yes­ter­day.

Ringerd­ingding looked to be in a hope­less po­si­tion back near last at the 300m but he unleashed a tremen­dous fin­ish­ing surge to win the Listed Spring­time Stakes (1400m).

“It was a bit of heart-in-the­mouth sort of stuff, he’s a get­back sort of horse but he’s got that great turn of foot,’’ Weir said. “His run at Moonee Val­ley was huge and I knew he would be charg­ing home. “It was some win.’’ Ringerd­ingding ($4.40 equal favourite), rid­den by Vic­to­ria Derby-win­ning jockey John Allen, swamped his ri­vals to win by a half-length from Scot­tish Rogue ($13) with Se­cret Vega ($41) a short half­head away third. Yu­long Jan­uary, who shared favouritism, fin­ished only sixth.

Weir has only had Ringerd­ingding since the start of the spring and con­ceded he is still learn­ing about the for­mer Syd­ney-trained colt.

“Ringerd­ingding has got plenty of abil­ity and all go­ing well we will nom­i­nate him for Sandown next Satur­day,’’ Weir said.

“He’s a tough lit­tle horse. He’s a bit like (Derby win­ner) Ex­tra Brut, you’ve got to keep work­ing him just to keep his man­ners right.

“When they get in that frame of mind, how fit and well they are, they could race every week th­ese types of horses.

“But I think he is only go­ing to con­tinue to im­prove and a race like the Aus­tralian Guineas in the au­tumn would be per­fect for him.’’

TOUGH: Dar­ren Weir eyes Guineas for Ringerd­ingding.

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