Connections are confident that Kiwi-trained Mister Impatience should prove tough to beat when he takes his position in Saturday’s 2017 Sydney Cup field on Day 2 of The Championships at Royal Randwick.
Mister Impatience is amidst a long and busy racing preparation spanning back to mid-December and already including two tilts a two miles; a credible fifth in the Group 3 Wellington Cup (3200m) on January 21st and a forgettable run for twelfth in the Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) most recently on March 16th.
Representative for Ballymore Stables, Nick Fairweather told the New Zealand Racing Desk that the 2017 Sydney Cup has always been a major campaign target for the Hernando gelding and that the team thought there was plenty to like about his Auckland Cup run, albeit a disappointing result.
“He was always going to end up back there and he was doing so well that the owners and Mike (trainer Mike Moroney) decided to have a go,” Fairweather said.
“He got into a good position (in the Auckland Cup), but he never fired. It was disappointing because we thought he was going as well as ever and his run for third in the Avondale Cup had been very good.
“He’s come through his racing well and he’s a dead-set stayer so it’s worth him having a go at the Sydney Cup.
“As long as he runs well he’ll probably have another crack at the Queensland Cup.”
Mister Impatience began his racing career under the guidance of notable British trainer Mark Johnston in 2012, before being sold and transferred to Moroney’s Victorian base prior to the 2014 season.
Resuming this time for sixth in the Lodge City Rentals Handicap (1600m) on December 17th, Mister Impatience failed to fire in the late stages of the Group 3 City of Auckland Cup (2400m) on New Year’s Day before finishing 13th.
Having progressed to his credible performance in the Wellington Cup, the gelding out of Katy Nowaitee ran third in the Group 2 Avondale Cup (2400m) on February 18th, in what was his only other start prior to the Auckland Cup.
Mister Impatience is currently available at 2017 Sydney Cup odds of $26 at Ladbrokes.com.au.