Ryan Pair Primed for 2012 Furious Stakes

Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan is confident he has two genuine winning chances ahead of Saturday’s Group 2 2012 Furious Stakes (1400m) at Warwick Farm.

Flying Snitzel

Gerald Ryan is expecting strong performances from Flying Snitzel (pictured) and Villa Splendido in the Furious Stakes

Flying Snitzel, a stakes winner as a two-year-old, will be joined by recent stable addition Villa Splendido who will be having her first race of the spring.

The lightly-raced Villa Splendido has had just two career starts for a win and a runner-up finish but Ryan believes she is up to the task on Saturday after two solid lead-up barrier trials.

“I’m not worried about her missing her last start,” Ryan said.

“She has residual fitness and proved that in the trial last week.”

Flying Snitzel began her campaign in the Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) but struggled to make an impact as she was beaten three lengths when sixth.

A winner of two of seven starts, Ryan believes she will appreciate the extra distance this weekend and said her last run was not without merit.

He highlighted the fact the youngster was caught wide for the majority of the race and still managed to hit the line well.

“She will appreciate the 1400 metres,” Ryan said.

With boom Patinack filly Nechita bypassing the event in favour of Saturday week’s Golden Rose, the second event of the Princess Series has become an open affair.

Also running in the exciting three-year-old fillies’ event is Golden Slipper fourth placegetter Doubtfilly who returned in Brisbane on August 25 to run a strong second to impressive debutant Grayson Square.

Other horses contesting the Furious Stakes are Silver Shadow placegetters Meidung and Dear Demi as well as Patinack’s last-start winner Roll The Bones.

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