Dashing: Fursdon expects Yearn to skip back

Matamata mentor Karen Fursdon trusts her steady star Yearn can pivot a frustrating last-begin execution when she handles the Listed Hallmark Stud Handicap (1200m) at Ellerslie on Boxing Day.

The reliable Savabeel female horse turned in her most noticeably awful profession run when she followed home the field in the Gr.2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Pukekohe a month ago.

Fursdon puts the execution down to her horse’s entire abhorrence for the Slow7 track surface that won on the day.

“She simply loathed it at Pukekohe and was plunging and jumping the distance around that day,” she said.

“That is simply not her and she hasn’t turned a hair since.

“She looks a bundle of muscle right now and has been working exceptionally well in this way, in the event that we can inspire a track to suit, I anticipate that her should be appropriate among it on Wednesday.”

Fursdon admitted she has been examining the estimates for the week with the guarantee of overwhelming precipitation prone to see her scratch on race-morning if the track is appraised more terrible than a Dead6.

“I wouldn’t fret in the event that it rains throughout the day Monday and a large portion of Tuesday however I need to see it fine up on Tuesday evening and be decent and hot and radiant on raceday,” she said.

“The work that Ellerslie have done on their track has been brilliant and it appears to adapt well to the rain now.

“For whatever length of time that they can make some dry in and the track resembles a Dead6 or better then we will have our spot.

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“We do have a wide boundary however I think with the speed on Shaun (McKay) can discover a sit for her and afterward it is all up to her.

“She isn’t entered for the Railway, as her primary target is the Telegraph at Trentham, so in the event that she wins on Wednesday, she won’t arrange on New Year’s day.

“I think she is best over 1400m and despite the fact that the Telegraph is 1200m, it races increasingly like a 1400m challenge which will suit her down to the ground.”

While Yearn may not be seen on New Year’s day, Fursdon will at present be very much spoken to with promising female horse Le Sablier set to handle the rating 72 mile on the day.

Updated: December 25, 2018 — 6:12 pm

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