Perizada And Single Gaze Fly Canberra Flag Proudly
Canberra mare PERIZADA will step up to G3 grade following her win in Saturday’s Schweppes Handicap at Rosehill on Saturday.
Firm in the betting, Perizada made it two from two this campaign off her Canberra win.
Prior to that, Perizada was placed behind Ravi in the G3 Sheraco Stakes, so the Wenona Girl Quality at Randwick in a fortnight in a nice progression.
Throughout her career, Perizada has had to be carefully managed by the John Nisbet-Ron Weston training team, and had 18 months in the paddock recovering from injury before her resurgence.
Post-race on Saturday, Nisbet heaped praise on Weston.
“She’s had a lot of issues, and he’s dealt with them and kept her sound.
“We didn’t jump her out or trial because she’s so hard on herself. We’ve had to come here second-up because of her country rating and she’s done the job.”
The Canberra flag was also flown proudly in Melbourne on Saturday, with the Nick-Olive trained SINGLE GAZE placing behind Gailio Chop in the Peter Young Stakes at Caulfield.
Single Gaze has now run second to Boom Time in the Caulfield Cup, to Hartnell in the CF Orr Stakes and now to Gailo Chop, and will be out to turn the tables in the Australian Cup at Flemington on March 10.
Single Gaze ran a Timeform figure of 116 which is 2lb shy of here Caulfield Cup peak — and it was her second-best rated run.
Saturday’s was a brave effort by Single Gaze as she had to work early to find a prominent spot in the run and she kept coming at the line.