Ygritte No Certainty for 2014 Run To The Rose

August 27th, 2014

Confirmed in Wednesday’s final field for this weekend’s Rosehill Gardens feature, trainer Gerald Ryan has revealed Ygritte is no certainty to take her place in the Group 3 The Run To The Rose (1200m).

Trainer Gerald Ryan has revealed Ygritte is no certainty for the 2014 Run To The Rose

Trainer Gerald Ryan has revealed Ygritte is no certainty for the 2014 Run To The Rose. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

A standout performer over four race start through her maiden preparation, Ygritte receive notable attention in betting markets in the day leading up to the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) first-up on August 16th, but was disappointing when unable to fire and 6th.

Yet to confirm a path for the three-year-old through the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival, Ryan said he will wait until the end of the week to decide whether or not he will run the Snitzel filly in the 2014 Run To The Rose.

“Whether we run or not we will make our mind up closer to the day and if she doesn’t run she will run in the Furious, but if she does run whether she goes to the Golden Rose or not will depend on her performance on Saturday,” Ryan said.

“If she ran on Saturday we could also wait and go three weeks into the Tea Rose.

“We will just wait and see with her, but she is accepted up for Saturday and we will just see how the field ends up because it is going to be a heavy track on Saturday.

“She can handle it and that is one of the reasons that we left her in.”

Understandably disappointed by Ygritte’s first-up performance, Ryan is confident she will be far better for the run and is confident of second-up success, wherever that may occur.

“She went in there without a trial and she paraded fresh in the yard beforehand and she raced fresh,” Ryan said.

“She was probably too close to the lead to finish off from the pace that they were going and I don’t know whether I was happy or not.

“I am prepared to forgive the one run and she has progressed well since.”

Charging home to win the Facebook Friends Race Day Maiden (1000m) with ease on debut, Ygritte more than stamped her claims as a legitimate contender when finishing second in each of the Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m), Group 3 Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Royal Randwick Stakes (1200m).

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