ROSEHILL horseman Gerald Ryan has a real affinity with the Wyong racecourse and will venture to the Central Coast with four horses all capable of being prominent.
“I will be happy if they all run in the top three but if they all won, it wouldn’t surprise me,” Ryan said.
“I love taking horses to Wyong because it’s a great surface and they all race well there.
“I think each of these four are better than just Wyong Sundayclass horses.”
Kicking off the day for Ryan is Forgiato in the second event, a maiden over 1350m.
The son of Super Easy made his debut at Bathurst three weeks ago when third behind Al Kaphero.
Leading into his first run, he won a Rosehill barrier trial in fine style over Papal Warrior.
“I was a little disappointed with his run at Bathurst,’’ Ryan said.
“I thought he might have gone a little bit better.
“However, analysing his trials and that race again, we may have ridden him too close to the lead but not one winner came from more than a length-and-a-half behind the leader on the home turn that day.
“He is up a little in journey and we will ride him a little more reserved this afternoon.”
Ryan is looking for an improved effort from Beaufort Park in the benchmark 70 over 1350m.
The gelding has a perfect record at the track and distance, winning here four starts ago.
He then placed third behind Cuba over 1400m at Warwick Farm before finishing fifth to The Bald Eagle and ninth to Rancho Notorious on Randwick’s Kensington track.
“He’s back in grade and back a little in journey this afternoon,’’ Ryan said.
“I initially thought he would run 1500m to a mile but I don’t think he does because of his racing pattern.
“He has been freshened up after his last run and he seems to be going well.” Ryan’s colts Zell and Highbury fought out the finish of a maiden here on September 24 and the pair will be highly competitive in their assignments today.
Zell tackles the class 1 over 1200m while Highbury is in the final event, a 1600m maiden.
“Zell’s a big, gross colt who has improved as he’s gone along,’’ Ryan said. “My only query about today is the gap he has had between runs.
“He should get a nice run behind the leader. I don’t think he will lead like he did last start as there is more speed in it.
“He up in grade but he looks well and has trained on nicely.
“Highbury is going to defy his pedigree. He is by I Am Invincible from an off shoot of Trapeze Artist’s family and everyone who rides him says he feels like a 2000m horse.
“I was surprised he got so close to Zell over 1350m at Wyong the other week. He is a horse who could get to a nice class later on over 1800m and 2000m.”
Rosehill trainer Gerald Ryan has a solid team engaged at Wyong today.