October 16, 2020 11:46 am.
Most seven-year-old mares are already within the breeding barn however connections of Irithea nonetheless have some racetrack objectives to tick off.
As a stakes winner, Irithea’s residual worth is assured however with simply over $900,000 within the financial institution, coach Bjorn Baker says her homeowners are eager to see her cross the $1 million milestone.
A win in Saturday’s Group Three Sydney Stakes (1200m) at Randwick will obtain that objective.
“The syndicate as an entire determined to maintain racing her and I need to say, I’m completely happy about that as a result of she has been a secure stalwart,” Baker mentioned.
“She has gained slightly below one million in order that’s one of many first goals along with her this preparation, to win one million.
“The primary intention going ahead is making an attempt to get her again into the Magic Hundreds of thousands fillies and mares race. She was second at first of the 12 months in order that’s the plan along with her.”
Irithea has not raced since she completed midfield within the Dane Ripper Stakes in Brisbane, a efficiency which got here on the again of a victory within the Darkish Jewel Basic at Rosehill.
She is going to meet some excessive class opponents in Expressway Stakes winner Standout and Godolphin’s Deprive however she has report recent.
Stablemate Prime Candidate shall be given his first alternative at black-type degree within the Sydney Stakes.
The on-pace sprinter has been in wealthy kind, profitable two of his previous three begins, though he’s but to strike in three runs at Randwick.
“Again to 1200 fits, the query mark is whether or not he does like Randwick,” Baker mentioned.
“He has labored by the grades properly and he deserves a shot at an enormous cash race.”
Baker can even have a vested curiosity in The Kosciuszko when his former galloper Redouble makes his debut for nation coach Mitchell Beer.
“I simply hope he runs effectively for Mitchell. It seems to be a troublesome race however he’s a sensible horse on his day,” Baker mentioned.