Amangiri on trial for Oaks campaign at Hawkesbury

“I don’t think she could have done more wrong in her first run in a race but she was still very strong on the line late. Even last start she had to overcome obstacles to win.  She’s up against older horses but she has to be able to perform at the higher level, and to do that she has to beat the older horses. She’s better than them so regardless of her age I think she still should be beating them.’’


Not only did Amangiri run the second-fastest last 600m of her 1550m maiden at Randwick earlier this month (Punter’s Intelligence data has her running 34.68 seconds) the Team Hawkes filly was strong to the line as she scooted home in 11.61s for her last 200m.

“She’s a big-striding filly who likes to roll along at her own tempo, and that’s going to create a bit of a problem sometimes in races when the place slackens,’’ he said.
“She’s heading towards a race like the Oaks if she gets there so she has to learn how to switch off.
‘‘But she has a clean action and carries herself quite well. I don’t think she will have any problem getting through a wet track. She’ll put herself up on the speed and I’d be disappointed if she didn’t put that field away.’’

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