WARRNAMBOOL trainer Symon Wilde reckons his lightly-raced stayer Tralee Rose would be “good” to ride in a race.
Noting the four-year old’s versatility, Wilde said Tralee Rose can sit anywhere in the race and that will allow jockey Craig Williams to put her wherever he wants in the Listed Bagot Handicap at Flemington on Friday.
“It will probably be tempo related and that will be Craig’s issue, for him to work out,” Wilde said. “She is very versatile.”
Coming off a hard-finishing second to Miyake over 2530m at Flemington on December 12, Tralee Rose should have little problem with the 2800m of the Bagot, according to Wilde.
“She has been over 2500m in Adelaide and handled that well,” he said. “We are really happy with her.
“She is lovely and fit and is eating up, all those indicators are very good.”
Tralee Rose won her maiden over 1700m on her home track in October, then won over the same distance at Flemington, before claiming an 1800m Benchmark 70 event at Sandown and finishing second at Flemington.
While Wilde noted he was reluctant to lock in too many “rock solid” plans, being realistic with the mare and adding she is likely to chase “second tier” races such as the Sandown Classic or Sandown Cup next Spring. The Moonee Valley Cup has also been mentioned.
“These type of races are what we are thinking is where she will fit in,” he said. “You always hope they might go a little beyond that, but realistically I think that is where she will be.
“There will be a nice race in her somewhere. Maybe the Adelaide Cup, that could be a nice race for her. I don’t think staying will be an issue.”
The Group 2 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville on March 8.
“She is four and has not had a lot of starts,” Wilde said. “This is what they try and buy in England, lightly raced horses who are sound and ready to go.
“The owners have been very patient and it looks like that may pay off. She will continue to get better and next spring is when we will see the best of her.”
The Chris Waller-trained Miyake, a winner at Warwick Farm and Flemington at his past two starts, is the second favourite with TAB.com.ao at $4.60 with Tralee Rose at $3.40 when markets opened for the Bagot.
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