Elleegant holds all the aces in Ranvet

Elleegant holds all the aces in Ranvet

Chris Waller is confident that a small field in tomorrow’s Ranvet Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) will be no negative to the winning chances of his star mare Verry Elleegant (Zed). There was a time when a small field would have given the trainer sleepless nights, but he said she is now more the finished article and expects her to justify the $1.35 favouritism in the market.

 

 “The prospect of a small field doesn’t worry me anymore,” Waller said. “Seeing her relax as well as she did in the Melbourne Cup was a good indication of a furnished racehorse. From barrier four (in the Ranvet), it gives James (McDonald) the option to be outside the leader or back last, just depending on speed.
Her only downfall is when she gets cluttered up down on the fence so we’ll try and avoid that if we can, but at the same time, it’s the shortest way home if we need to. She has trained on well and the track conditions are not a problem, good tracks or heavy tracks, she seems to be effective.”