Ryan confident in Snitzerland
August 16, 2012 11:05:06 UK
Ace trainer Gerald Ryan has no fear about his star Snitzerland tackling the red hot All Too Hard at Rosehill on Saturday.
If your horse is fit and well you shouldn't be afraid of just one horse.Gerald Ryan
The leading two-year-old trainer has the Golden Slipper runner-up primed to return in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m).
All Too Hard, a half-brother to Diamond Jubilee Stakes winner Black Caviar, was nominated for two races in Sydney and one in Melbourne but he will run in the San Domenico against just five rivals.
Ryan said All Too Hard's presence hadn't changed his thinking on the race and pointed to some advice given by Hall Of Fame trainer, the late Colin Hayes.
"Colin Hayes always said never to be frightened about one horse," Ryan said. "If your horse is fit and well you shouldn't be afraid of just one horse."
The Rosehill trainer added it was another runner that he believes might sneak under the radar in the San Domenico.
"I think Driefontein is the forgotten horse in the race personally," Ryan said. "She's got great form."
All Too Hard was installed at $1.55 with bookmakers in front of Snitzerland at $3.20 with Magic Millions winner Driefontein at $6.
Snitzerland won a recent 900m barrier trial at Rosehill with the highly-rated All Too Hard cruising home from back in the field to finish second in the same heat.
"She has done well since her trial and it has brought her on," Ryan said. "She's not screwed right down for this but she will still run well.
"She's as forward as she was when she won first-up at Mornington last preparation. She has done well since her trial and it has brought her on," Ryan added.
"She's not screwed right down for this but she will still run well. She's as forward as she was when she won first-up at Mornington last preparation."
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