Filly boosts Scott's Ryder Stakes hopes Thu, 28 Jun 2012
Andrew Scott’s plans for a two-pronged attack on the season’s final black type event for the two-year-olds were confirmed yesterday.
The Matamata trainer enjoyed an overdue winning performance at Te Teko from It’s All On, who will now join stablemate Hayleys Comet on the trip south for the Listed Brancott Estate Ryder Stakes at Otaki on July 28.
“We’re hoping to get them there and provided everything goes well in the meantime it looks the logical race for them, that’s for sure,” Scott said.
It’s All On had weighed in at four of her previous five starts with her only blemish in the Listed Great Northern Foal Stakes at Ellerslie where she finished seventh after a chequered run. “She has lacked luck in her races so this has been a confidence-building exercise for her,” Scott said of her winning effort.
“We decided on a change of riding tactics and she settled a long way back and showed a good turn of foot. Before she had been ridden up on the speed and was just whacking away.”
Jockey Andrew Calder said the race panned out well yesterday with It’s All On given time to find her feet and she came with a sustained finish to down the first-timer Jack’s Run. “We had a bit of an awkward draw so the option to ride her back was the right one,” he said.
It’s All On, an Australian-bred daughter of Snippetson, will be accompanied to Otaki by Hayleys Comet, who opened his account at Matamata last month at his third appearance.
A son of the Group One winner and Kentucky Derby runner-up Hard Spun, the colt won two trials last year and was put aside after a debut fifth. He was unplaced when resuming on a good Ellerslie track in April and then showed his preference for rain-affected going on his home course.