Group 1 Goals at 2013 Autumn Racing Carnival for Better Than Ready

February 1, 2013

Group 1 Goals at 2013 Autumn Racing Carnival for Better Than Ready

Queensland trainer Kelly Schweida has one 2013 Autumn Racing Carnival goal with Better Than Ready, win a Group 1 race.

While that is easier said than done, the exciting three-year-old has certainly signalled potential that suggests he could step up to the elite level.

The son of More Than Ready has won four of his six starts including in the Listed Brian Crowley Stakes at Randwick in October where he flashed home to break the 1200m track record.

Better Than Ready is down to run first-up in the Spotless Sprint (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday but Schweida will wait until the final minute to decide whether he lines up.

“He’ll run at this stage provided the track isn’t a bog. The wet doesn’t bother him but he’s got 59 kilos and I don’t want to bust him first-up,” Schweida said.

The three-year-old is unbeaten first-up but his Eagle Farm trainer said wet weather in Queensland has left him slightly below ideal fitness for the first-up hit-out.

Regular jockey Rick McMahon will travel to Sydney to partner Schweida’s stable star who will carry the topweight of 59kg.

Provided all goes to plan this weekend, Better Than Ready will also have his next start in Sydney in the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes (1200m) at Warwick Farm on February 16.

Schweida has not looked further than that as far as programming is concerned but said he will look for a suitable Group 1 race in an effort to increase the colt’s stud value.

One possible early autumn race is the Group 1 2013 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) on February 23 and he is also nominated March’s Group 1 2013 Newmarket Handicap.

Got an early winner picked in one of the big autumn features? Then head to bookmaker.com.au who are offering outstanding odds on a number of the big races and also have a $400 bonus bet offer for new customers who sign up quoting the code BONUSBET.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betti...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting U...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting Update

The Chris Waller domination of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival will...

Baker snug about Champagne Cud...

Baker snug about Champagne Cuddles chances in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

Trainer Bjorn Baker is snug about the chances of his three year old filly...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 Queensland Oaks: Waller has 5

A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up in the 2018 Group 1 $500,000...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field