Gentil Tonton’s hopes of a New Zealand Cup start will be on a line during Rotorua

October 14, 2016 - tonton

Gentil Tonton will be on hearing for a outing to a New Zealand Cup when he runs during Rotorua on Saturday.

Capable stayer Gentil Tonton​ can force his evidence for a outing south with a clever opening during Rotorua on Saturday.

He is in a brew for a Group III New Zealand Cup and a decent bid in a Listed Jakkalberry Classic will be compulsory to keep him on aim for Riccarton.

“We unequivocally need him to run good to continue on that path,” pronounced Andrew Scott, who trains a Irish-bred six-year-old with Lance O’Sullivan.

“He’s benefitted from his dual runs this credentials and while he’s still on a approach up, he is good adequate to be competitive.”

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The leader of 5 races adult to 2400 metres, Gentil Tonton finished runner-up in final season’s Group III Rotorua Cup before he was spelled.

He resumed with a fifth fixation over a mile during Te Rapa and afterwards ran eighth over belligerent during Hastings behind successive Group I performer Humidor.

“He’s a good, plain stayer and a lane won’t outing him adult so that won’t be an excuse,” Scott said.

“He has to put in a opening to aver going to Christchurch.”

Meanwhile, a fast will have dual runners during Ashburton on Saturday with Sweet Leader in a Listed Barneswood Farm Stakes and Cha Siu Bao in a rating 65 over 1400m.

“Darryn Weatherley went down with them and we were articulate to him yesterday morning and he was gratified with a approach they have staid in,” Scott said.

Sweet Leader has won his final dual starts and is now a $6 possibility in a Group I 2000 Guineas marketplace while Cha Siu Bao is during $14.

Craig Grylls will beam a fortunes of both colts on Saturday.

– NZ Racing Desk.

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