EXCITES son Red Excitement has earned himself a crack in the big time after the Gerald Ryan trained gelding bagged his hat-trick when dead-heating at Rosehill last Saturday.
Red Excitement has risen to become one of the most in-form horses in Sydney this summer with three wins and two placings from his current campaign.
“He is going so well but I think he might be looking for further now so I might step him up to 1900 metres in the Parramatta Cup in three weeks,” Ryan told AAP.
“The Canberra Cup is eight days after that and that would be a good race for him if he shows he wants the distance.”
The Listed Parramatta Cup is at Rosehill on March 1 while the Listed Canberra Cup (2000m) is on March 9 as part of Black Opal Stakes day.
Canberra would be something of a homecoming for Red Excitement who was in Neville Layt’s stable as a young horse and ran midfield in Epaulette’s 2012 Black Opal.
The gelding has now won three in a row this preparation after kicking it off with a second and a third.
“He is in such great form at the moment,” Ryan said.
“He is a big strong horse and has a wonderful stride and it’s great to see him put three together.”
Should he be successful in the Parramatta Cup, Red Excitement would join his sire’s other stakeswinners Scream Machine, Excites Zelady and Flag Officer.