The Chris Waller trained Ringerdingding is sounding the warning bells to his rivals in the 2019 Group 1 $1m Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday.
Ringerdingding will be dropping back to three year old company when he backs up week to week after finishing tenth of twelve against the older horses at weight for age in the Group 1 $500,000 Yulong Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield last Saturday.
The Sebring colt only finihsed two and a quarter lengths from the winner Alizee in the Futurity Stakes and Waller was happy with his sectional times and he will be better suited stepping up to the 1600m on the big open spaces at Flemington.
“The horse is very well, he has come through last Saturday’s race without any issues and I am more than happy for him to be backing up,” Waller said.
“His run at Caulfield was good, his sectional times back this up and he will appreciate getting to the mile (1600m) at Flemington.”
“Obviously we would have liked a better draw but he has won from wide gates in the past and it will most likely suit his racing style.”
Ringerdingding moves into barrier thirteen in the sixteen horse Australian Guineas field with John Allen retaining the and the colt has been well supported in the betting at Ladbrokes.com.au and is on the third line at $6.50 behind the joint $4.60 favourites Mystic Journey and Amphitrite and the $6 chance Hawkshot.
Waller will have four runners in the Australian Guineas after the scratching of Verry Elleegant and Ringerdingding will be joined by stablemates Performer (Stephen Baster, barrier 11), Dealmaker (Michael Dee, 8) and Adana (Luke Nolen, 10).
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