October 26, 2020 2:31 pm. Gerald Ryan is banking on a excessive attrition charge for Bottega to realize a begin within the Golden Eagle.
Gerald Ryan nonetheless wants a couple of extra items to fall into place for each Bottega and Standout, forward of the wealthy Golden Eagle race day at Rosehill.
Ryan should wait till the ultimate discipline for the $7.5 million race is said on Tuesday to seek out out if Bottega has gained a begin, and if the horse does get in, he should discover a jockey.
Standout additionally wants a rider for his task in Saturday’s Sure Sure Sure Stakes (1300m) with Ryan saying there’s a dearth of hoops in Sydney after a number of opted to move to Melbourne for the spring.
Bottega has had two near-misses at his solely begins this marketing campaign and Ryan is adamant he might be aggressive if he can squeeze his means into the Golden Eagle discipline.
Nonetheless, he’s nicely down the order of entry and desires a excessive attrition charge among the many horses above him.
“If he will get a run he’ll go there,” Ryan mentioned.
“He’s quantity 34 and a pair I had not going there, I discovered are going there.
“However he’s going terrific. If we don’t go there we’ll go to Hawkesbury on the Thursday after which we’ll go to The Gong.”
Ryan already has a $1 million race within the bag this spring with Peltzer outclassing his Bondi Stakes rivals at Randwick on Saturday.
The coach could possibly be chasing a good greater payday this weekend if Bottega good points a begin, whereas Standout might be racing for a $1 million purse within the Sure Sure Sure.
Fellow coach John Sargent has had higher fortune with Emeralds and Brandenburg each safely within the Golden Eagle discipline.
He has additionally secured jockeys with Jason Collett to journey the filly and Regan Bayliss linking with Group One placegetter Brandenburg.
Connections initially had Cox Plate aspirations for Brandenburg however his early-spring type didn’t warrant a visit to Melbourne, though he has run improved races at his previous two begins.
Sargent has tinkered together with his coaching and was buoyed by the four-year-old’s effort in a latest barrier trial at Hawkesbury.
“I’ve modified Brandenburg’s gear round. He’s acquired winkers on and he’s been doing a little leaping,” Sargent mentioned.
“He trialled nicely final Monday.”
Funstar is an early favorite to present Chris Waller one other win in Saturday’s profitable race after he claimed the inaugural version with Kolding 12 months in the past.