By Brad Gray
John O’Shea was very forthright when asked of his opinion of youngster Trekking ahead of his return in the UNSW Group Two Todman Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.
“He had a little setback early in the preparation so he’s first up in the Todman," said O'Shea.
“He is one of our better colts, if not the best.
“He worked brilliantly here on Tuesday morning.
“He is also in the Black Opal in Canberra on Sunday if we think it’s too wet at Randwick.”
Trekking couldn't have been more impressive on debut
Stablemate Veranillo meanwhile won’t have to worry about She Will Reign this week, having found her too slick in the Silver Slipper Stakes at his latest outing with the filly tackling the Riesling Stakes.
“He ran very well at his last start and he’s trained on nicely.”
“I’m pretty sure he’ll be good in the ground being by Medaglia d’Oro.”
Veranillo was no match for She Will Reign
O’Shea also warned punters to be forgiving of Alucinari’s last start failure when she steps out in the Group Three Schweppes Winona Girl Quality (1200m).
“I thought she got to the worst part of the ground last start.”
“She worked brilliantly (Wednesday) morning with a tongue tie on.
“She also handles wet ground so I’d expect a much-improved performance from her.”