Gerald To Play It Slow With Cavalry Rose

By: Ryan Clark
January 23rd, 2012

Cavalry Rose was the market mover for the Inglis Classic and didn’t she live up to expectations with an impressive victory in the two year old feature event.

She got the better of Diamond Earth late with both horses more than six lengths away from the next closest competitors.

This type of race was expected after an easy trial win leading into it but trainer Gerald Ryan doesn’t want to get ahead of himself just yet.

“I want to give her another run before we get into the serious races,” he said.

“There is an open two-year-old race at Rosehill in three weeks that looks ideal.”

While it was a great win in a $250,000 race, the Inglis Classic didn’t have the depth to provide a real insight given it has restricted entry.

This also means she needs to win again to get prizemoney that actually counts towards major race entry.

“She needs more racing for the experience and to get a bit more prizemoney under her belt,” Ryan said.

“What she won on Saturday is restricted prizemoney and doesn’t help qualify for the better races.”

There’s a heap of improvement to come from her as well with a performance that was far from polished.

When she did balance up her natural ability shone through indicating she’s more than up to black type standard.

Ryan is considering the Listed Black Opal Stakes in Canberra a possible first taste of open feature racing.

“It would just fit nicely into her program of going three weeks to Rosehill and then another three weeks into the Black Opal,” he said.

“From there we could decide whether to come back to Sydney for the autumn.”

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