Trainer Kerry Parker has a stack of runners going around in the next 24 hours and thinks Tampering will join stablemate Cyber Intervention at Rosehill Gardens on Friday rather than run at Kembla Grange on Saturday.
“We are learning towards the 1800m with Tampering although I do hate racing two against each other when I’ve only got a small team,” Parker said.
“But if it’s the right race he’ll go there. I’m still working out where a few are going which is good because it’s taking my mind off The Gong. I’ve got other horses to worry about.”
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Cyber Intervention winning at Randwick. Picture: Grant GuySource:The Daily Telegraph
Tampering won’t wear the ear muffs this time in the fourth race at Rosehill today after they only helped him a little bit last start when running fourth at Hawkesbury last start.
“I think the ear muffs on Tampering last start made him not pick up and let down,” Parker said.
“I needed him to relax in the run, which they made him do, but he didn’t switch back on when we needed him to which is always the worry with the ear muffs.
“They nearly got Winx beat so it’s always a gamble when you put them on but on the other side of things he was just pulling too hard in his races.
“We’ll take the ear muffs off but leave them in the pre-parade.”
Cyber Intervention will be hard for Tampering to beat in the same race today and Parker has the right man in Hugh Bowman on.
“Cyber Intervention is the old boy of the stable and he’s going as well as he’s ever gone. He’s going as well as he was when he was a four-year-old,” Parker said.
The champion jockey will need to time his run perfectly on Parker’s six-year-old who comes off a last placing at Rosehill in a Saturday race but he was less than four lengths off the winner.
Hugh Bowman takes the ride on Cyber Intervention at Rosehill on Friday. Picture: Jenny Evans/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
“He’s just got a short, sharp little sprint and he’s got to get onto the back of something to take him into the race,” Parker said.
“If he has to come off the bit and chase a long way out then that’s the end of him so the race has to be run right for him.
“That’s why he doesn’t win many but is in the finish a lot. He’s got a brilliant turn of foot but it only goes for 300m, tops.”
Tenorino is accepted for the sixth race at Rosehill today but he’s still a chance to join his other stablemates at Kembla Grange tomorrow including Think It Over who runs in the $1 million The Gong.
If he is scratched today he will go around with just 52kg on his back in the last race at his home track and gets star hoop Rachel King’s services.
“He’s going really well and the owners are having a chat between themselves to see which way they want to go,” Parker said.
“I personally like the 1500m at Rosehill for him, but if he goes to Kembla he’d have 52kg on his back (2kg less than what he has at Rosehill).”
PASSION HAS THE POWER FOR SUCCESS
Mudgee trainer David Smith has different reasons to be excited about his two runners at Orange on Friday and Intense Passion can be his first winner.
The Reset mare is first-up in a Maiden Plate (1280m) off a nice 860m barrier trial win which was more of a relief than anything for Smith.
“We had this race in the back of our minds before that trial at Dubbo so we gave her an easy one and she looked to have done it nicely and has come out of it extremely well,” he said.
“I was hoping she did what she did in that trial because he track work suggested that she had improve a few lengths in that spell and the trial backed that up.
“Hopefully she can progress nicely and get to Highway grade this time in.”
The four-year-old will jump from barrier one and Smith wants jockey James Rogers to get him two or three off the fence as they spring up the home straight.
David Smith has two leading chances at Orange races on Friday. Picture: Jenny EvansSource:News Corp Australia
“We’re looking for a forward showing first-up. Early on in her preparation she tends to ping the barriers so gate one isn’t too bad,” he said.
“Hopefully we can box seat on her then come out at the right time. I think she’s sharp enough for 1200m.
“She’s taken a long time to mature but this time in it looks like she’s grown another leg.”
The Poet is Smith’s other runner, in the fifth race, and he’s applied a nasal strip for the first time after a lacklustre effort second-up after winning fresh the run before.
“He did have a bleeding attack last preparation and it can help these types of horses and open up their airways a little bit,” Smith said.
“He came through his first-up win quite nicely but raced a bit flat second-up and got out of his ground.
“He’s jumping out of his skin and is ready to bounce back. His track work has been good and I’m feeling a lot better about him now, third-up. I like him at 1400m now too.”
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Sky Racing News Update: 19th November 2020.
Originally published asRosehill preview: Parker not Tampering with what suits
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