Ron’s An Easy Call For The WA Guineas

By: Ryan Clark
November 16th, 2011
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He’s one of the upcoming stars of racing in Western Australia and Ron’s Call is being given every chance of winning the WA Guineas at Ascot this Saturday.

The three year old gelding for Simon Miller has an unbeaten record of four in a row spoilt only by a fourth on debut as a two year old back in May.

Not only has he been winning races but he’s been dominating them, a trend started with the first run of this prep back in September.

He won that 1100m maiden by 2.5 lengths before moving on to a 1200m event where he got up by half a length.

In his next tow though it’s been no contest with a two and a quarter length victory across 1200m and last start a four length annihilation over 1400m.

With that type of form on the board he’s going to prove hugely tough to beat this Saturday, especially if the horse continues to improve mentally.

“He’s always been well above average but just lacked a bit of head pace,” Miller said.

“He’s not actually getting quicker at home, he’s handling the conditions a lot better.”

Ron’s Call has barrier seven in the 13 horse field and from there the race is his for the taking.

The Ascot track is the major key to making the horse as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

“His last couple of runs have been at Ascot where I train and it’s just across the road so it doesn’t stress him out,” he said.

There was even a chance Ron’s Call could have been seen over the spring carnival in Victoria but that travelling issue saw plans aborted.

“He’s a ripper, we earmarked a couple for races there over the spring, just his head wasn’t in the right place so we left him here,” he said.

Ron’s Call has barrier seven in the 13 horse field and from there the race is his for the taking.

“I can put him forward or back or out wide, you can do whatever you like on him,” Miller said.

There’s even a chance that from here he could rise to open weight for age level in the Kingston Town Stakes.

“It’s a definite option, especially with the weight turnaround,” he said.

“Playing God did it last year…when you’ve got one like this boy you can entertain the thought of having a shot at the stumps.”

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