Lisa Latta will have a far superior thought regarding her Classic possibilities following three-year-old dashing at Te Rapa today.
The Palmerston North coach has Lincoln Falls and Lincoln Sky challenging the Gr.2 Waikato Guineas (2000m), while her skilled fillies Secret Allure and Sentimental Miss will handle the Gr.2 Sir Tristram Fillies Classic (2000m).
Lincoln Falls will race in signals out of the blue however faces a cumbersome draw of boundary 11 in his first begin past 1600m.
“Johnathan [Parkes, jockey] has felt he’s required them for the last couple of begins yet I’m simply trusting that from that draw he doesn’t get excessively sharp in them,” Latta said.
“He’s a pony with a great deal of crude capacity and I’m seeking after a genuinely run race so he gets his best chance.”
Dundeel foal Lincoln Falls has won two of his five begins and inspired with a fourth putting in the Listed Uncle Remus Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie on Boxing Day and a heavy completing fifth in the Gr.1 Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham a month ago.
Presently an equivalent fifth most loved at $14 for the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on March 2, Lincoln Falls is a $5 second most loved for the Waikato Guineas behind The Chosen One at $4.
Latta additionally has Sir Nate ($26) and Platinum Invador ($31) in Derby dispute, that pair set to challenge Saturday week’s Gr.2 $100,000 Avondale Guineas (2100m), while Lincoln Sky could yet acquire a late passage with a striking keep running in the Waikato Guineas.
“He’s quite certifiable, a really laid-back man,” Latta said of the Savabeel gelding.
“He’s not named for the Derby and he hasn’t been the a different way.”
A last-begin Trentham Rating 65 sprinter up, Lincoln Sky is a $17 chance for the Waikato Guineas.
Latta has a solid turn in the Sir Tristram Fillies Classic through last-begin Gr.3 Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) victor Secret Allure and Group Three-set Sentimental Miss.
“They are both going truly well. Mystery Allure has gotten through the Desert Gold truly well and I couldn’t be more joyful with her,” Latta said.
“It was an exceptionally decent ride by Leith [Innes] that day yet she’s a decent filly as well, she’s certified.”
With Innes suspended for now, Jonathan Riddell recaptures the mount on Zacinto filly Secret Allure, whom he guided to second place in the Gr.2 Royal Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie on January 1. From boundary two, Latta was seeking after an efficient run.
Solid Man filly Sentimental Miss has attracted wide hindrance 11 yet Latta said the progression up to 2000m was what she required. “The draw will make it troublesome however she’s shouting out for 2000m at this point.”
Ruler Of Diamonds heads the TAB’s Sir Tristram Fillies Classic market at $3.80 in front of Secret Allure and Imelda Mary at $4.80, with Sentimental Miss at $21.