The Lindsay Park trained He Or She has had his batteries recharged for his home coming run in the Group 1 $1m James Boag’s Premium Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.
Co-trainer David Hayes has given the former Perth trained galloper a month between runs before he heads back to Western Australian where he began his racing career under trainer and part owner Vaughn Sigley.
He Or She was transferred to the Lindsay Park training partnership of Hayes and Tom Dabernig in mid 2015 before David’s son Ben joined the team at the start of the 2016 – 2017 racing season.
Under the eye of Sigley, He Or She was able to win seven times while the Lindsay Park Team secured two wins, one in a 1600m BenchMark 90 Handicap at Caulfield on October 2015 and one in the Group 2 $200,000 Incognitus Blamey Stakes (1600m) at Flemington during the 2016 Melbourne Autumn Carnival.
He Or She has had five Spring Carnival runs in Melbourne this campaign without a win but was Group 1 placed on three occasions.
Second up from a spell the six year old finished third to Palentino in the Group 1 $500,000 PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on September 10 followed by a second to Black Heart Bart in the Group 1 $500,000 Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield on September 24.
At his next start He Or She ran another honest race when third behind Winx and Black Heart Bart in the three horse Group 1 $600,000 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield on October 8 before running fifth to The United States in the Group 2 $200,000 Schweppes Crystal Mile (1600m) at Moonee Valley on October 22.
Hayes then gave He Or She a short freshen up before heading to Perth for another Group 1 campaign that will include the Railway Stakes and the Group 1 $1m Peters Investments-Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth on December 3.
“He’s had a month off and seems really bright and well,” Hayes told AAP.
“We’ve always had Perth in mind and to have him peaking for these two races.
“He’s 50 per cent owned over there and has a good record at Ascot so he’s the logical horse to take over.”
Craig Williams had been booked to ride He Or She in his Perth campaign and will also fly out to Singapore to ride Bahama in Sunday’s Group1 S$1,350,000 Singapore Gold Cup (2200m) after riding the gelding in the Railway Stakes.
He Or She is currently listed at $11 with Group 1 winning Kiwi gelding Kawi for the Railway Stakes with Ladbrokes.com.au who have the Chris Waller trained Mackintosh as the $5 favourite.
Market order for the Railway Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au: $5 Mackintosh, $6 Perfect Reflection, $7 Rageese, $9 Deposition, $10 Scales Of Justice, Tradesman, $11 He Or She, Kawi, $13 Heart Starter, $15 Lite’n In My Veins, 17 Chocolate Holic, Stratum Star, $21 Neverland, $26 or more the rest.