Summer Plans Up in the Air for Trial Winner Howmuchdoyouloveme

November 25, 2014

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Summer Plans Up in the Air for Trial Winner Howmuchdoyouloveme

He may have won his Rosehill trial on Tuesday morning but 2015 Sydney Summer Racing Carnival plans for the Con Karakatsanis-trained Howmuchdoyouloveme remain very open.

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Howmuchdoyouloveme could be set for the Sydney summer sprints after a Rosehill trial win on Tuesday. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The controversial Warwick Farm-based Karakatsanis won’t be rushed into making a decision on where to next with his Written Tycoon six-year-old following the gelding’s smart 900m hit-out success this morning.

Howmuchdoyouloveme defeated the Jarrod Austin-trained Bonee Tess in the Sydney hit-out by a long neck while Snitzler crossed two lengths away for third, the trial run in 53.8 seconds.

“Brenton (Avdulla) said he dipped at the start and then he just let the horse work his way to sit outside the lead so the trial was probably a bit better than it looks,” Karakatsanis told Racenet on Tuesday morning.

It was the first official trial and public appearance by Howmuchdoyouloveme since he finished second last when a distant ninth behind Big Money in the Group 3 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm back in June during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

That was the former top sprinter’s seventh consecutive loss, the horse unable to win since his 2013 WJ Healy Stakes win when under the preparation of Katina Cotiopoulos while Karakatsanis served a suspension for supplying his horses with a banned substance.

Group 1 performed when fifth behind Mental during the 2012 Melbourne Cup Carnival in the Patinack Farm Classic (1200m) at Flemington, Howmuchdoyouloveme is also a Group 2 winner having won that year’s Caulfield Sprint over 1100m.

His previous top form and promising trial win open up a number of good options for the summer sprints in Sydney this season, Karakatsanis hoping he can bounce back having “had his fair share of problems.”

“I don’t want to make plans and then fulfil them. I think we’re best off just letting the horse tell us when he’s ready to race and then finding a suitable target,” Karakatsanis said.

Good options for the galloper include the $100,000 Listed Razor Sharp Handicap (1200m) at Randwick’s Kensington track on Villiers Stakes Day, December 13, and the $100,000 Listed Carrington Stakes (1100m) on the course proper there on New Year’s Day.

Karakatsanis’s first city winner since returning from that lengthy time on the sidelines was on October 24 with Yves Klein Blue winner over 1900m at Canterbury.

He also enjoyed two city wins at his home track at Warwick Farm on November 14 and is happy to be back training winners and in the spotlight for the right reasons.

“It’s taking time but we’re getting there with plenty of hard work,” he said.

“I’m just happy to be back training again.”

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