VERRAZANO TO RETIRE, READY TO ACT AIMING TO FINISH

MORE Than Ready will reinforce his tag as the ‘global sire’ over the next few days with opportunities in both hemispheres including at the 30th Breeders’ Cup starting today at Santa Anita.

There, More Than Ready is represnted by two prominent chances in the Dirt Mile G.1 (Verrazano) and in the Juvenile Fillies Turf G.1 (Ready To Act).

Star 3yo colt Verrazano is pre-post favourite for his assignment having already won 6 fom 8 – including 2 Grade 1’s – by a combined margin of almost 50-lens.

Regardless of the outcome the Coolmore owned entire will retire to Stud following the Breeders’ Cup run.

 

More Than Ready 2YO Ready To Act is having only her third career start when she tackles the Juvenile Fillies for trainer Chad Brown.

Ready To Act created a good impression winning on debut at Saratoga and was then reserved for a stakes race in which she did not officially finish.

Sent out as the short-priced favourite in Natalma S. G.2 at Woodbine on Sept. 14, the More Than Ready filly looked well on her way to an easy victory before veering in sharply and dropping rider Rajiv Maragh.

The talented filly is relatively untapped and out to make amends in the G.1 feature on Friday.

 

Closer to home, More Than Ready has two quality 2YO’s making their debuts at Rosehill in the CFMEU Mining and Energy Plate (1100m) namely Next Level and Duccio.

Both colts are trial winners leading into the race and are eligible for the $2m Magic Millions 2YO Classic next January.

Still in Sydney, blueblood Polarmore will be out to enhance his reputation as a boom colt when he meets a solid line-up in the AMWU National; Handicap (1200m).

The maternal son of Golden Slipper winner Polar Success was thoroughly dominant winning his second start on the Kensington track mid-month.

“He’s always shown plenty of ability and really caught the eye when quite green on debut and charging to the line,” Randwick clocker Craig Tompson said.

“He ran right up to that effort when sitting out wide and outclassing them last start in a midweek field that did have a little bit of depth to it.

“There’s no doubt that he’s up to the type of grade he tackles tomorrow and realistically he’ll be expected to go on and win better races.”

2017-03-31T19:34:07+00:00 October 31st, 2013|