Samaready Returns To Training

By: Thomas Hackett
July 10th, 2013

2012 Blue Diamond winner Samaready returned to training today as she continues her recovery from injury.

Injuries have plauged Samaready since her loss in the 2012 Golden Slipper. Photo by: Steve Hart

The Mick Price-trained filly hasn’t been seen at the races since finishing fourth in the Listed Quezette Stakes (1100m) in August of last year.

The More Than Ready three-year-old was never at her best during the spring and was given a premature spell before suffering a muscle tear in her near hind leg as she began preparations for the 2013 Autumn Racing Carnival.

Price said he will take it one start at a time with Samaready and restrict her to mares races at the start of the spring before deciding on an ultimate Spring Carnival target.

“She has to come up as a four-year-old mare in the Stakes races, set weight and penalty races I guess,” Price told TVN.

“The problem with her as a four-year-old mare is that all horses around her are big, strong well grown horses and she was a fairly ready type of two-year-old ready at the time.”

Samaready had great success as a two-year-old, winning the Spotless Plate (1000m), the Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) and Blue Diamond (1200m) double as well as the Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m).

She started the 2012 Golden Slipper (1200m) as a clear favourite but, after drawing a wide barrier, had too much work to do in the final stages of the race and finished third behind Pierro and Snitzerland.

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