Ryan Ponders JJ Atkins 2020 For Peltzer

May 9, 2020

Ryan Ponders JJ Atkins 2020 For Peltzer

An impressive front-running display at Randwick from undefeated colt Peltzer has trainer Gerald Ryan considering a Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival bid in the 2020 JJ Atkins next month.

Peltzer. Photo: Steve Hart.

Peltzer looks a Group 1 horse in the making after a nice Randwick win. Photo: Steve Hart.

The well-bred son of So You Think proved his maiden win on debut at Kembla Grange on April 28 was no fluke, jockey Kerrin McEvoy coming aboard for the all-the-way victory in the second at Randwick on Saturday.

A double-figure shot in a wide-open market for the $100,000 Central Coast Mariners 2YO Handicap (1200m), Peltzer was quick out the gates and never looked in danger of being run down.

On the straight the up-and-comer gave a nice kick to draw clear of his rivals with nearly two lengths to spare on the line over the Chris Waller-trained runner-up Overlord ($6.50), while Elizabeel ($7) ran a close third.

Ryan is now considering whether to race on with the youngster, a $260,000 Magic Millions buy, for a shot at the Group 1 $350,000 J.J. Atkins (1600m) at Eagle Farm on June 6 or to head to the paddock ahead of a spring return.

“He is in the race in Queensland but it is his first preparation so I am not sure,” Ryan told the media post-win.

“We will go home and think about it. We might put him away for the spring because I think he is a spring horse.

“He will get better.

“I have always said he is not a So You Think that is going to run 2000m.

“He is a fast So You Think and he always has shown that at home. The boys have been patient with him.

“I was a bit surprised he led but when he pinged the lids like he did, Kerrin had no choice but I have a lot of time for the horse.”

Despite Ryan’s queries, the bookmakers Ladbrokes.com.au have slashed the all-in JJ Atkins odds on Peltzer in from as long as $51 to $18 to take out the juvenile’s feature on Stradbroke Handicap Day.

If not Brisbane, Ryan said a race like the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) in Sydney in September is the likely long-term target for Peltzer.

“I’m not sure about Brisbane,” he said.

“I do think he is worth setting for a race like the Golden Rose and if you do go to Brisbane then you have to get them back into work by mid-June.”

After snaring second along the rails, Waller’s Sebring colt Overlord is also into $18 to win the JJ Atkins in the Sunshine State.

Futures JJ Atkins betting remains led by Tony Gollan’s local Deep Field filly Isotope ($5), a big winner at the Sunshine Coast on ANZAC Day.

The JJ Atkins first acceptances close on May 27 with the latest markets available here courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

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