Patrick Payne wasn’t perturbed with Cherry Tortoni’s vast barrier draw within the Australian Guineas as he believes that ought to swimsuit his model of racing.
Payne stated barrier 17 would work for Cherry Tortoni when it comes to his galloping model as it might give him loads of room.
Payne felt at Cherry Tortoni’s earlier run within the C S Hayes Stakes the place he completed fourth he did not like being caught inside horses.
On that event, Cherry Tortoni drew barrier 5 and did not get clear galloping room till late within the race.
“That did not swimsuit him as he did not like being tight on the corners. From that draw he can have a superb, peaceable run and he shall be ridden conservatively,” Payne stated.
Payne stated Cherry Tortoni would take enchancment from the Australian Guineas and are available out of the race in higher situation for the Alister Clark Stakes.
“He had a reasonably busy time as a three-year-old. He’s returned so much stronger,” Payne stated.
Payne thinks Cherry Tortoni, who’s second up, could be one run brief going into Saturday’s 1600 metre function.
“If he will get affordable luck I believe he would end within the first 4 to six,” Payne stated.
After the Alister Clark Stakes, Payne will take Cherry Tortoni to Sydney for the Australian Derby in early April.
Last spring, Cherry Tortoni gained the Moonee Valley Vase over 2040 metres earlier than ending fourth within the Victoria Derby.
Payne’s different runner is three-year-old Japery, who will contest the $500,000 Inglis Dash.
“He’s again down the straight which is able to swimsuit. I’m undecided he is up to these horses however the prize cash is just too good to ignore,” he stated.
Payne has determined to begin his in-form middle-distance galloper Defibrillate in Saturday week’s Australian Cup.
“I had a superb take a look at the entries and it isn’t a classic Australian Cup,” he stated.