TESTA Rossa gelding Ranger looks ideally placed to get his Summer campaign back on track after his Railway Stakes failure when he contests the Group One WATC Kingston Town Classic (1800m) in Perth on Saturday.
The Grant Williams trained 5YO opened his current preparation with three straight wins including the Listed Northerly Stakes and Group Two Lee Steere Stakes both over 1400m and was caught up in the interference in the Railway last start.
Despite being marked at $4.40 to win the Group One Railway, the Bob and Sue Peters owned galloper came in 6th behind local Luckygray.
”I think the step-up to 1800m is going to suit Ranger more than most this weekend,” says Vinery’s Adam White.
”Ranger went from a Benchmark 74 straight into the Kingston Town last year and was only beaten 2.5-lens in fifth coming from last on the turn.
”It’s fair to say that the horse is stronger this year and his form is better in that he has won three stakes races in the 12 months since.”