Golden Slipper runner up Oohood will be ridden quietly from a midfield barrier draw in the Group 1 $1m ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on day one of The Championships on Saturday.
Oohood ran home solidly from back in the field when a head second to Estijaab in the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on March 24 and trainer Tony McEvoy said the I Am Invincible filly will be ridden the same way by Zac Purton again from barrier eight in the fifteen horse field.
“We’ll ride her exactly the same as we’ve always ridden her. I think she will really enjoy the 1400m, as a few of them will,’’ McEvoy told Racing New South Wales News Desk.
McEvoy said that Oohood had come through the tough run in the Golden Slipper in great order and was happy with her work at Warwick Farm on Saturday morning.
“She’s put 5kg on since the Slipper, she’s really thriving,’’ McEvoy said.
“She bounced out of the race lovely and sound and she’s really happy. I gave her some striding work at Warwick Farm on Saturday and she’s going really well.
“She’ll just do some in hand work a couple of times this week, she doesn’t need to gallop again.’’
The Mick Price trained Seabrook also ran home from the back when beaten just over two lengths when fifth in the Golden Slipper and Damien Oliver won’t have to spend a penny on the Melbourne filly from barrier one.
Golden Slipper winning trainers John, Michael and Wayne Hawkes will saddle up Outrageous in the ATC Sires Produce Stakes with Golden Slipper winning jockey Brenton Avdulla in the saddle.
Outrageous has drawn awkwardly at barrier ten and is coming off a last start tenth to Not A Single Cent in the Group 2 $200,000 MSS Security Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on March 10.
Not A Single Cent was also out of luck at the barrier draw, coming up with the outside gate with Blake Shinn to ride.
The Snowden Racing Team will saddle up three runners in the ATC Sires Produce Stakes, Spin (barrier 7, Tim Clark), Bondi (barrier 14, March Zanra) and Tchaikovsky (barrier 5, Nash Rawiller).
Spin is the best performed of the trio and will have the blinkers back on following a last start third in the Group 3 $150,000 The Schweppervescence (1400m) at Rosehill last Saturday while Bondi and Tchaikovsky are coming off their maiden wins at Newcastle and Gosford respectively.
Bondi and Tchaikovsky galloped together at The Breakfast With The Stars at Randwick this morning and Peter Snowden was happy with their work.
“They’ve taken different paths. I do think Tchaikovsky is a horse with real talent. He’s still a bit new and he’s learning with each run he has. He’s a great worker and a real high quality colt. They both worked well,’’ Peter Snowden said.
The Lindsay Park Team of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig will also have multiple runners with Long Leaf (barrier 2, Kerrin McEvoy) and Seberate (barrier 3, Jason Collett).