Crossing the city to a new metropolitan stable and first-up with a significant gear change – that’s the recipe for highly capable three-year-old Not Another Reiby when he returns in a maiden handicap over 1000m to open the feature Gosford meeting today.
Knocking on the door with four placings from nine starts since debuting at Scone nearly a year ago, the tough sprinting son of Denman is set to finally break through in small field of city and provincial-based gallopers for new trainer Joe Pride at Warwick Farm, who has immediately removed the blinkers.
Not Another Reiby transferred from the John Sargent yard at Randwick after a moderate midfield finish at his latest run at Hawkesbury in March. He was given a nice solid trial on the synthetic track just over a week ago, and Pride has found a nice first-up race, albeit on a likely heavy 9 rating.
Meanwhile, it’s not often you see a two-year-old shooting for two straight wins rising to benchmark 64 grade, but that’s the assignment for promising provincial two-year-old Sniper Legend.
The tough front-running son of Golden Slipper winner Capitalist was dominant when resuming as a gelding at his Hawkesbury home more than three weeks ago, and trainer Matt Vella has had no hesitation in stepping him up sharply in class over 1100m. Bred to relish rain-affected ground, Sniper Legend faces a tactical speed battle with talented three-year-old Stoical and consistent and hard-fit five-year-old Shadow Colour.
Tips supplied by Racing NSW.
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