Ryan’s four-warn­ing

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACEDAY PREVIEW - ADAM SHERRY

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.”

Pic­ture: Getty

Rose­hill trainer Ger­ald Ryan has a solid team en­gaged at Wy­ong to­day.

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