Lees is on Guard for drifting fair start
The latest contingency in a Mick Dittman Plate.
TRAINER Kris Lees hopes to flog off a satisfactory on a winning note when Guard Of Honour attempts to do some of his unrealised intensity in Saturday’s Mick Dittman Plate during Doomben.
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The Plate is one of 4 $100,000 Listed races on Saturday’s program, that is a foregoer to 7 uninterrupted weeks of Group competition movement in Queensland.
Guard Of Honour has drawn poorly, though with an assured raging gait adult front, Lees is carefree a son of Northern Meteor can run over a tip of his rivals.
Apart from his final start in a Oakleigh Plate, Guard Of Honour started during $5 or shorter in any of his prior 6 starts and Lees admits he hasn’t nonetheless reached a heights he had hoped for.
“He’s always looked good in his trials since he has such a high cruising speed, though it’s satisfactory to contend he hasn’t utterly got to where we suspicion he would,” a Newcastle-based Lees said.
“That said, he is a stakes leader and hasn’t always had things go his way.
“We wanted to get divided from a soppy marks down here and it does demeanour a good competition for him if he can get a right run from a far-reaching gate.”
Lees pronounced today’s run would establish where he headed subsequent with Guard Of Honour.
Lees is aiming during slightest 6 horses during a Queensland carnival, with Danish Twist (Tiara) and Clearly Innocent (Stradbroke) his large Group 1 hopes.
Dittman Plate favourite All Over Bosanova presents a golden event for manoeuvre Luke Rolls to strike it for a loving underline win.
“Luke does a lot of roving for me and he knows All Over Bosanova unequivocally well. He rides as good as anyone and he has finished a lot of work with her,” tutor Mel Eggleston said.
Rex Lipp says punters should be forgiving of Our Beebee’s unplaced bid final week when backing adult her chances in Saturday’s Princess Stakes.
“On a indicate of a turn, she slipped. She was right there on Candika’s heels though when they straightened we mislaid momentum. On a line she was starting to collect adult again,” he said.
“She has finished good this week. Put it this way. we wouldn’t be starting her if we didn’t consider she would competition well.”
Lipp pronounced “win, remove or draw,” Our Beebee would be spelled after today’s run.
Kelly Doughty has Queensland Oaks ambitions for Benfica Princess, who takes on Our Beebee and Co on Saturday.
“The sleet unequivocally played massacre with her early preparation. The trials were cleared out and afterwards another competition didn’t go forward so she was bit underdone (first up) during Caloundra,” Doughty said.
“Provided a gait is on early, we would design her to be using home hard.”
Originally published as Lees is on Guard for drifting satisfactory start
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