Somepin Anypin Tested in 2012 Epsom Handicap

October 4, 2012

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Somepin Anypin Tested in 2012 Epsom Handicap

They were dead last in the George Main Stakes last time out but Warwick Farm trainer Gary Portelli is hopeful of a form turnaround from his galloper Somepin Anypin in the Epsom Handicap 2012 at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

The five-year-old Pins gelding failed to beat home any of their seven rivals when beaten five and a half lengths in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on September 22, and Saturday sees them return to the track and distance to take on a similar field of rivals in the $500,000 Group 1 Epsom Handicap.

Somepin Anypin is currently rated a $26 chance in the Epsom Handicap odds at that are led by Gai Waterhouse’s lightweight chance Fat Al ($4.80) and Chris Waller’s George Main Stakes winner Shoot Out ($5.50).

While admittedly disappointed with their George Main failure, Portelli believes Somepin Anypin has improvement in them when they line up from barrier 11 – Jay Ford retaining the ride.

“I was very disappointed he didn’t find anything under pressure as he has always been tough in his races,” Portelli said.

“Whether that was a weight-for-age thing or carrying 59kg I am not sure but it is certainly not what we were expecting from him.

“Leading up to the George Main I erred the fact that he had a tough run second up and it may have taken out more than he was letting on.

“I gave him a solid hit out on the Tuesday which is what I have always done with him and he enjoys his work but he came out of the barriers in the George Main and was flat as a tack.

“Since then what we have done is taken him to the water walker for a week after the race and we have kept him away from the track.

“We have the luxury at Warwick Farm of having some tracks out in the bushland and we have been taking him down there everyday.”

On Saturday Somepin Anypin drops back from the 59kg, which they also carried to a good second-up fourth to Danleigh in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes last month, to just 52kg in the Epsom, a weight that should bring them back into contention.

“When you really analyse the race (the George Main) in weights and measures his run was not that bad but he just looked disappointing and not like he usually does,” Portelli said.

“He wasn’t beaten far by Secret Admirer on that occasion and there is a 5kg turn around in the weights this weekend for him.

“He will relish the drop in weight we just hope he turns up and we will know in the first couple of furlongs how he is travelling.

“No doubt with Gai (Waterhouse) having a few runners it will put a bit of speed into the race so it is probably a perfect opportunity to let him roll from the gate and slot in somewhere.”

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