Guineas tolls loudly for Ringerdingding
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.