Canny Rocket Eyes Inglis Nursery Start

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Canny Rocket Eyes Inglis Nursery Start

Sydney-based horseman Gerald Ryan is hoping his unraced youngster Canny Rocket can gain a start in the lucrative Inglis Nursery at Royal Randwick for his debut this weekend.

Gerald Ryan

Sydney’s Gerald Ryan is confirming summer assignments for his in-form gallopers over the coming weeks. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Looking at setting up a satellite base in Melbourne early next year, Ryan is currently focused on his current summer crop racing at home ahead of a possible trip to the Gold Coast in Queensland for Magic Millions Day on January 9.

That includes his 2016 Magic Millions Sprint hopeful King’s Troop who hasn’t raced since mid-August when runner-up behind Chris Waller’s subsequent Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Japonisme in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill.

“There is no decision on Melbourne. I’m thinking about, that’s all,” Ryan told AAP this week.

“If it does happen it won’t be until at least February.

“Right now I’m concentrating on Sydney and the horses that might go to Queensland.”

King’s Troop trialled at Rosehill Gardens on Tuesday morning running a credible third behind the Gai Waterhouse-trained Giulietta over 9000m in an open trial for three-year-olds.

This weekend a horse on Ryan’s radar is his nicely-bred Smart Missile colt Canny Rocket, the two-year-old nominated for his maiden run in Saturday’s $500,000 Inglis Nursery (1000m).

The rich restricted race for Inglis graduates attracted a bumper 26 nominations this summer, Canny Rocket one of two for Ryan along with fellow debutant, Redoute’s Choice filly Tale Of Choice.

Tale Of Choice trialled at Rosehill on November 24 for a narrow second behind Lucienne and Canny Rocket had his first official heat run before his first trip to the races on Tuesday morning.

“He is a really nice colt by Smart Missile and is a half-brother to I Am Invincible,” Ryan said of Canny Rocket pre-barrier trial.

“I’m hoping he can perform well in the trial and go to the Inglis Nursery.”

The Inglis Nursery nominations feature 12 youngsters with previous race experience including five non-maidens.

Among the top hopes who have a win on the record already are the Liam Birchley-trained Boom Shucka having his fourth start if accepted, Bede Murray’s dual winning Choisir colt Rafha’s Choice and the Lindsay Park-raced Rampage.

Ryan’s original top hope for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic this summer, Regimental Force, was withdrawn from contention out in the paddock with injury.

A son of superstar thoroughbred Sepoy, winner of the 2011 Blue Diamond Stakes – Golden Slipper double as well as the Manikato Stakes and Coolmore Stud Stakes that spring, Regimental Force debuted last Saturday.

He finished third to Astern, now favourite for the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill next March, but will now spend up to eight weeks in the paddock after suffering a hairline fracture in his near foreleg.

“He must have kicked himself,” Ryan said.

“It’s not too serious. You can’t see it on all the angles of the X-ray so hopefully it won’t take too long to mend.”

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