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Ready For Victory cherry ripe with blinkers on for Caulfield Guineas

Luke Williams in Latest News 6 Oct 2015
  • Mick Price has two runners in Caulfield Guineas
  • Believes Ready For Victory can match Press Statement
  • Tarzino heading towards Victoria Derby 
Ready For Victory (L)

Ready For Victory and Tarzino represent Mick Price in the Caulfield Guineas and the trainer believes the former can match it with Press Statement. 

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Blinkers go on three-year-old colt Ready For Victory for the first time and both Price and jockey Glen Boss believe they could be the difference in the $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on Saturday.

With Damien Oliver serving suspension, Glen Boss has picked up the ride on Ready For Victory and said that he felt a noticeable difference working the horse with blinkers in comparison to previous rides.

“He is an outstanding colt,” Boss told News Corp. 
“I rode him a couple of times earlier when he didn’t have blinkers but he has been improved by them. Blinkers certainly have switched him on.”

The talented colt has drawn barrier four in the Caulfield Guineas as he looks to claim his second career win after scoring on debut before a losing sequence of five.

He was second in the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m) first up at the track before running third in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m).

At his most recent start, in the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m), Ready For Victory was beaten 1.95 lengths after running ninth behind Bon Aurum.

Price said that the blinkers would allow the son of More Than Ready to be “cherry ripe” for the Caulfield Guineas.

“He worked in blinkers on Saturday morning and again this morning and I think he will do everything right on the day. He’s cherry ripe,” Price told News Corp.

Ready For Victory worked alongside Tarzino over 1200m in a time of 1:22.35 as the colt sprinted home in 23.61 seconds for his final 400m.

Tarzino is heading towards the Victoria Derby (2500m) and will be ridden by Craig Newitt from barrier three.

“Craig Newitt is very optimistic about Tarzino if there is a fast pace, which I’m sure there will be in the Guineas,” Price said. 
“I think I have my best two chances ever in a Guineas.”

Price will be looking to stop the recent trend of Sydney gallopers winning the Caulfield Guineas.

Trainer Peter Snowden has won three of the past four Guineas with Helmet (2011), Long John (2013) and Shooting To Win (2014) – the latter was trained in partnership with son Paul.

Team Hawkes took out the 2012 edition with superstar All Too Hard who denied long odds-on favourite Pierro. 

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