Ranger Aiming to Return to Winner’s Circle in Hyperion Stakes

June 13, 2014

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Ranger Aiming to Return to Winner’s Circle in Hyperion Stakes

Trainer Adam Durrant will saddle veteran gelding Ranger alongside just six competitors in the featured Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m) at Belmont Racecourse on Saturday, but has conceded he is not sure if the seven-year-old will be overcome some of his talented rivals.

Claiming a total of six race wins and 13 minor places from 35 competitive race starts so far, Durrant has been pleased with the form and work displayed by the Testa Rossa gelding over two races this preparation, but is worried Ranger has forgotten how to find the line in the clear, having not secured a race win since 2011.

“I am as pleased as you can be with a rising eight-year-old,” Durrant said.

“He has been around the traps and I’ve only had him this preparation.

“His run first-up was excellent, he only got beaten a neck and ran fourth, and the other day he was ridden upside down and carried more four kilos more than anything in the race and probably covered 100 metres more than anything in the race.

“He is the sort of horse that you have to ride basically like you are not trying until the 300 and then have the last jab at them.

“He is going to get the perfect run tomorrow, even if he is last he is only going to be two or three lengths off them and he can reel off a good sectional.

“He is back to weight-for-age where the weight is in his favour and his work is excellent, but he is a little bit of non-winner.

“I think that it is coming up to something like 950 days since his last win, so you would have to take him on trust with that kind of record next to his name.”

Finishing fifth amongst similar company in both the Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m) and Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) so-far this year, Ranger will leave from barrier 5 in the 2014 Hyperion Stakes and will be partnered jockey Peter Hall once more.

One of the most experienced runners confirmed for the Hyperion Stakes, Ranger is currently featured as sole occupant of the third line of betting for success on Saturday, at a quote of $6.50.

Returning to the track in typically scintillating form this time in, Elite Belle is clear $1.55 favourite to add the Hyperion Stakes to an impressive record, ahead of Kalahaar ($4.60).

Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best odds on the 2014 Hyperion Stakes!

Sign up for the all-new Ladbrokes Card to take advantage of your winnings just seconds  after your pick has passed the post! 

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

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

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