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Warwick Farm’s Joe Pride is looking towards the Grafton Cup Carnival with confidence this winter as he prepares to saddle up his always honest sprinter See The World in the 2013 Ramornie Handicap.
Running at Grafton Racecourse on July 10, the $150,000 Listed Ramornie Handicap (1200m) is one of the most lucrative country sprints on the annual New South Wales’ racing calendar and always attracts a top quality field of end of season runners.
This year one of those rank Ramornie-bound sprinters is Danzero six-year-old See The World, a dual stakes winner looking to add a third black type win to their record.
Having taken out eight of their 30 starts and run top three in another 10, See The World was last seen in the winners’ stall back in March at Rosehill when an emphatic three length winner of the Listed Maurice McCarton Stakes (1100m).
From there they went on to finish third in two more Sydney features including being beaten by under half a length by Rarefied in the Listed Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) on Sydney Cup Day.
Pride took them to Brisbane for a shot at the winter riches next but the horse failed to impress in the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) when 11th to Belltone in the Doomben showdown, albeit beaten only three and a half lengths.
They get back to Sydney next start this weekend and back to a more suitable distance for the $85,000 Winter Dash (1200m) where Pride is hoping they can also get back to their top form.
Should they perform well in the handicap clash where possible rivals include their stablemate Earnest Ernest and the Sue Grills-trained Border Rebel then it will be straight to the Ramornie as the Winter Dash winner earns a ballot exemption for the Grafton race.
Pride is going to be well represented in the Grafton features next month too with his in-form four-year-old Destiny’s Kiss already confirmed for the $150,000 Listed Grafton Cup (2350m) after their nice win at Rosehill over 2000m last Saturday.
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