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Tuesday, May 09 2017

Capable mare Dressedtokill has fashioned a tidy record from limited opportunities, but it's been far from plain sailing for trainer Pam Robson.

Dressedtokil - Race Images Christchurch

"She's been quite a handful at times and you're never quite sure what she's going to do," the Riccarton horsewoman said. "She's a bit of an air head."

Dressedtokill has two wins and a placing from four appearances and off the back of a recent trial she will resume in The Hanley Formula Autumn Sprint Championship Qualifier at Ashburton on Wednesday.

"She's pretty close to the mark, although she is a hard horse to get a line on," Robson said. "It's a tidy field, but she won't disgrace herself."

Courtney Barnes, who was successful on the four-year-old daughter of Battle Paint last preparation, will take the mount.

"Tanya Jonker rides her in a lot of her work, but I said to her I couldn't give her the ride just yet. The mare needs the experience and strength of a senior jockey."

Meanwhile, co-trainer Shane Kennedy has warned punters to ignore Disturbance's last two performances when assessing his chances in the Racing Here Again 7 th July Handicap.

"He didn't cop the tracks either time at Riccarton and he's a big horse and couldn't quicken in the ground," he said. "It's back to a dead track at Ashburton and that will suit him.

Kennedy and Anna Furlong will also be represented by Maui Miss in the Hanley Formula Sprint Qualifier and by Rosaeflora in the Speights Mid Strength Handicap.

"Maui Miss is an on-pace runner and she should go pretty close," Kennedy said. "The key to Rosaeflora is her strengthening up, she'll have this run and then probably go out."

Posted by: Racing Desk AT 07:02 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
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