Two-year-old colt Let’s Make It Rain narrowly missed out on winning his debut race on Saturday, losing the TAB.com.au Plate (1100m) to Sampeah by one length.
While John O’Shea has revealed Sampeah will head to the spelling paddock following his win, Let’s Make It Rain’s trainer Ron Quinton is confident the colt has it in him to tackle another run.
The trainer has already bookmarked the $250,000 2YO Inglis Nursery (1000m) at Royal Randwick on December 13 as the promising colt’s next start.
“I just want to see how he comes through the week but at this stage the Inglis Nursery looks a logical step if I am happy with him,” Quinton told TVN.
“He has pulled up as good as I could have hoped and if he continues to please we would head that way.”
The Inglis Nursery is restricted to two-year-old horses purchased or passed in at an Inglis yearling sale. Let’s Make It Rain was purchased for $170,000 at the Inglis Classic Yearling sale earlier this year.
The race is not without its merit, Mossfun won last year before going on to win the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m).
Let’s Make It Rain had to overcome a wide barrier draw in Saturday’s Plate, jumping from gate seven in the seven horse race. He showed plenty of fight against Sampeah but Quinton believes the wide draw was ultimately his downfall.
“I think the barrier is what cost him victory,” the trainer said.
“He just had to spend a little too much petrol early, if he had drawn inside barrier three I think the result would have been reversed.”
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