Joe Pride’s promising sprinter See The World will be aiming for a hat trick when he backs up in the Listed $100,000 Winter Stakes at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
The Warwick Farm trainer has no qualms about stepping See The World up to 1400m after the five year old scored his third win this campaign in the 1100m Benchmark 95 Westend Mazda Sprint at Rosehilllast Saturday on a heavy 9.
And See The World showed his liking for a wet track when he beat Beyond Pardon on a slow track in the Listed $100,000 Central Coast Holden Takeover Target Stakes (1200m) at Gosford on June 22 the start before.
“I’m pretty sure he will run. I’ve had a look at the field and he will be more than competitive,” Pride said.
“He really likes winter racing. I gave him one run in the summer and he was terrible.”
“He doesn’t need it really wet and Warwick Farm won’t dry out completely by Saturday anyway so that won’t be a worry.”
Pride’s patience has paid dividends with See The World who has produced his best form during the winter months and appreciates the hardness out of the tracks with the winter rain.
See The World will be tackling the 1400m for the first time but indicated with his strong finish at the end of the 1200m at Gosford that the extra distance won’t be a problem.
In form jockey Christian Reith will again be aboard See The World after the pair have combined for three wins this time in.
“I have said it before, three out of three this time in and he is absolutely flying and it is good to see a horse like this racing the way he is,” Reith said.
“He has got an explosive finish and you just have to try and keep him happy. It was a bit of a hard old ride for the 600m to the 300m, he gives you a bit of hell hanging and pulling but his last furlong is always explosive and he has done that start after start this time in.”
Stable foreman Dominic Bracks was quick to back up the thoughts of Reith and said that See The World is racing in the best form of his career.
“He is flying. He is in career best form and he just seems to get better and better with age,” Bracks said.
“Joe was really happy how he trained on and he just has such a great finish on him.”
“Christian knows him really well, he is the regular rider and he just rattles home.”
Leading trainer Chris Waller is uncertain if Tromso will start in the Winter Stakes and will let the weather determine his final decision.
“The weather will determine if Tromso runs,” Waller said.
“He needs a dry track.”
Tromso has never been placed on a slow or heavy track and raced below his best last start at Rosehill when seventh to Malavio over 1400m in the Listed $100,000 Riviana Foodservice Civic Stakes on a slow 7, prompting Waller to stay clear of any wet tracks.