Rising nine-year-old Gunna Happen will return to city racing at Rosehill Gardens this weekend after producing an impressive one length win at Nowra late last month.
The Flying Spur gelding will attempt to take his prize earnings to over $250,000 for his grateful Nowra owners and trainer Robert Price.
Gunna Happen will be ridden by apprentice jockey Sam Clipperton who will be eligible for a 3 kilogram claim in the race.
“Sam has been doing a great job, he’s a real up and comer and we’re confident he will have another fine ride,” Price said.
“The weight relief on Saturday will be helpful, even though he carries it well in country racing the claim will make him a fighting chance in Sydney.”
Price believes that Gunna Happen will be perfectly suited to the GWF Foodservice Handicap’s 1,500 metres.
“The horse will be comfortable at the distance and handles all track conditions so he should perform well,” Price said.
Gunna Happen will have to contend with a wide barrier draw and opposition from Gai Waterhouse’s Daintree Road.
“Generally he would go to the front but seeing that we have drawn barrier 10, on the outside of Daintree Road, Nash (Rawiller) will most likely cart us across and Sam will sit on the outside of him most of the way,” Price said.