TRAINER Justin Snaith said it would be hard for the horses whom Do It Again beat in the Grade 2 Daisy Guineas to reverse form in Saturday’s Grade 1 Daily News over 2000m, as this was “his trip.”
He added, “He is doing well and everything has gone according to plan. He is spot on. It’s very competitive and very good horses are taking part, I will be particularly interested to see how Tap O’ Noth runs as he is a high quality horse.”
Vaughan Marshall said of Tap O’Noth (headline photo): “He is doing exceptionally well at the moment and I think he is a very big runner. You will see a vastly different performance this time.”
In the Daisy Guineas M.J. Byleveld’s mount seemed uncharacteristically sluggish in the early stages and had to be pushed along. Some observers put this down to unfamiliarity with the lights.
But Marshall said: “He was drawn towards the inside, came up the worst going and got sand in his face – the next day both his eyes were closed. But I was happy with the way he finished in that race.”
Sun Met winner Oh Susanna is at cramped odds for the Grade 1 Woolavington. Snaith said the crack in her heel, which forced her to miss the Daisy Fillies Guineas, had grown out and he reckoned she would be at her best. He concluded, “She is doing well and is fit and ready.”
He also runs Silvano filly Miyabi Gold in the Woolavington and said, “She is a half-sister to Ultimate Dollar and I’m hoping she finishes in the first three, but it will be tough. She is a high quality young horse and she wouldn’t be in the race if I didn’t think she was good enough. She will be running on strongly.”
The Duncan Howells-trained Fiorella downed Snaith’s big gun Snowdance in the Daisy Fillies Guineas and she will now be attempting a giant-killing double when she takes on Oh Susanna.
Fiorella galloped under Muzi Yeni this week and Howells said the jockey had returned saying it was an exceptional work out. Yeni is replacing injured Anton Marcus.
Howells said the Captain Al filly had come on from the Daisy Fillies Guineas and was very well indeed at present.
She will relish the step up in trip, being out of Caesour mare Arcola, who won the SA Oaks as well as the Grade 3 Caradoc Gold Cup over 2850m.
The Silvano filly Chariot Of Gold will have no problem at all staying the trip. She won the Listed Oaks Trial over 2000m and followed up by finishing third in the Wilgerbosdrift Grade 2 SA Oaks over 2450m.
Trainer Sean Tarry said, “She took her race in the Oaks very well. Oh Susanna is impossible to beat but if you’re not in the race you will never know.”
– Gold Circle.