NEWS PREVIEW

Stronger Spright Ready To Resume

Frazer has earmarked Randwick on Epsom day (September for Spright’s return following an impressive barrier trial from the mare at Wyong last Tuesday.
Spright will bypass the gun sprinters in the $500,000 Premiere Stakes (1200m) and resume in an easier Benchmark 90 over the same course on September
“It’s an easier option for her, and an ideal starting point for her spring campaign,” Frazer said.
“I’m very happy with how she is progressing. She is not only a stronger mare now as a four-year-old, but a lot more relaxed.”
That was evident in Tuesday’s trial when Spright sat off the pace before attacking the line to win her 5 f heat in 59.04 seconds.
She had previously finished a close third to last Saturday’s G3 Sheraco Stakes winner Ravi in a 5 1⁄4 f Randwick trial on August
Jay Ford will be aboard Spright when she resumes at Randwick.
“Jay has ridden her in both recent trials and made a commitment for her races,” Frazer said. “He is a very good jockey, and underrated.”
Ford rode Spright at the end of her last campaign when third to France in the $400,000 Scone Guineas (1400m) in May.
Prior to the Scone placing, she had been out of luck when eighth to Shazee Lee in the G3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) in late April.
Spright, a daughter of Hinchinbrook, has raced 13 times for three wins and six placings and stakemoney of $409,300.
One of those victories was an explosive performance on the straight course at Flemington against her own sex at last November’s Melbourne Cup carnival.
After the September 30 assignment she will have a break of three weeks before contesting the $150,000 The Nivison (1200m) at Randwick on October
“All going well, she will then go to Melbourne for a couple of nice races against her own sex and hopefully a shot at a Group 1 at the end of the carnival,” Frazer said.

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