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Trainer Gerald Ryan is considering scratching Legend Of Condor from the 2018 Group 2 $200,000 The Run To The Rose (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday because of a wide barrier.

Legend Of Condor, above, has drawn a wide barrier in the 2018 The Run To The Rose at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Legend Of Condor, above, has drawn a wide barrier in the 2018 The Run To The Rose at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Legend Of Condor drew barrier twelve of thirteen in the original draw but will move in one following the early withdrawal of the Tim Martin trained Danawi who will take his place in the Group 2 $200,000 The Daily Telegraph Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) on the same program.

Ryan said that he will discuss the situation with the owners and if Legend Of Condor doesn’t go around this week, the Not A Single Doubt colt could run next week at Randwick in the Listed $140,000 Heritage Stakes (1100m).

“I will have a talk with Legend Of Condor’s owners about whether we run tomorrow or wait for the Heritage Stakes next week,’’ Ryan told The Daily Telegraph.

Legend Of Condor has had one run back from a spell for a first up eighth of nine in the Listed $150,000 Smithfield RSL Club Rosebud (1100m) at Rosehill on August 11 and jockey Tye Angland wasn’t disappointed with the run after only finishing two and a half lengths from the winner Sandbar.

“He ran well. He will be better once he gets over a little bit further now and when we can get him to the outside as he gets a little bit intimidated in behind them,” Angland said.

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Brett Prebble has returned from riding in Hong Kong to be based in Australia again and will be the new rider for Legend Of Condor if he takes his place in The Run To The Rose field.

Prebble will base himself in Melbourne but has six rides booked for the Rosehill meeting on Saturday to restart his Australian career.

“I’m pleased to be back riding in Australia. Although I’m Melbourne-based, I’m going to be travelling for the bigger days around the country and I’m ready to go,” Prebble told The Sydney Morning Herald.

Legend Of Condor has been rated as one of the outsiders in The Run To The Rose at $31 with Ladbrokes.com.au while the Kris Lees trained Graff heads up the market order at $2.60 ahead of the Chris Waller pair of Zousain at $4.20 and Performer at $7.50.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.