Somervell has Celebrity Miss prepared for Jakkalberry Classic repeat during Rotorua

October 13, 2016 - tonton

Talented mare Celebrity Miss will be out for a repeat win in a Jakkalberry Classic during Rotorua.

At a glance, Celebrity Miss has been unsatisfactory in her new races though a Civics mare will be out to put a record true in a Listed Jakkalberry Classic (1950m) on Saturday.

Her ability is undoubted as she displayed in a Rotorua competition final open simply violence gifted Pondarosa Miss and 10 others in a hands of Trudy Thornton who is in a saddle again.

She hasn’t risen to a same heights in a dozen successive starts though tutor Lee Somervell has finished a bit of tweaking that competence spin that form around.

“We’ve taken a blinkers off,” Somervell said. “And we’ve attempted a bit of opposite shoeing.

“If she can hoop a lane conditions we’ll give it a good shot.”

Somervell admits it is a “crunch” competition to see if she can rediscover her winning ways though new work suggests she can.

“Her work has been unequivocally good – like a lot of equine recently with a wettest open we’ve had in about 50 years, she doesn’t like operative on a silt marks that we’ve been forced to do.

“But with a bit of improved continue and a possibility to work on a grass, she has enjoyed it and worked unequivocally well. 

“I’d adore to consider she can run good on Saturday and we can have a moment during a Couplands in a integrate of weeks.”

The 6-year-old binds a assignment for a Group II Coupland’s Bakeries Mile during Riccarton on Nov 9 and would give her another shot during black-type.

“Worst box unfolding we competence demeanour during promulgation her to timber this open if she doesn’t improve,” Somervell said.

“But a associate who competition her would adore to give her another year on a lane and send her to timber subsequent year with a bit some-more black-type to her name.”

Celbrity Miss ($12.50) sits behind Maygrove ($5), Gentil Tonton ($5.40), Promises ($7), Arzak ($7.80) and Guarantor ($9.20) in a early betting.

TAB bookies had some large payouts on Willie Cazals in a new Livamol Classic and a similarities between him and stablemate Gentil Tonton are interesting.

Both raced overseas before fasten a O’Sullivan-Scott fast during Matamata and, like Willie Cazals in a Livamol, Gentil Tonton has captivated courtesy in early markets.

Rain is foresee for Saturday and a son of Yeats will expected get his favourite lane conditions.

His new work during Matamata has been eyecatching and a plain support suggests he has copiousness of fans from a heading training centre.

In May he ran second to Storming The Tower in a Rotorua Cup ridden by Michael Coleman who rides Maygrove with Sam Spratt gaining a ride.

Both Gentil Tonton and Maygrove hold New Zealand Cup (3200m) nominations during Riccarton on November 12.

TAB bookmakers are heedful of Gentle Tonton (54kg) on Saturday with his large lift in a weights over Maygrove (60kg).

“He’s been using in clever races and a weights are dense in his favour,” a TAB”s Stephen Hunt said.

“He has a good record in a conditions and a blinkers go on and he’s third up.

“We feel that’s where he deserves to be in a market.”


 – Stuff

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