One more win for One More Grand
Neville Layt is expecting One More Grand to make it back-to-back victories at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park tomorrow.
The four-year-olds latest run came at the Canberra venue when he had a convincing three-length victory in a Benchmark 62 Handicap (1200m) on December 30.
Third-up from a spell, One More Grand will now contest a Benchmark 65 Handicap (1200m) tomorrow.
The gelding had a favourable draw for his last effort, and despite drawing the widest barrier for tomorrow's race, Layt believes he will be the one to beat once again.
“I think he'll just win again. He's looked really well since that last run and I'm not too worried about the barrier,” he said.
“There are only eight runners and he has got the speed to cross out in front of them. He led quite comfortably in his last run.
“He won like his two-year-old days last start. He had a few little niggling problems before we spelled him but he's back now and as good as gold this preparation.”
Adrian Layt has once again been engaged to ride One More Grand and will be searching for his second win this season at Thoroughbred Park.
Neville Layt said that he expects the four-year-old to lead from the outset but added that he can still win even if he finds himself towards the tail of the field.
“If something goes wrong and he doesn't get to the lead early I won't be too worried,” Layt said.
“He'll probably lead. He's a little horse that likes to get to the front. He led in Sydney when he won there, and I think he will lead the same way for this race too.”
Having already won twice in metropolitan company from 19 career starts - nine of which were against city company - Layt said he has plans of taking his prized gelding back to Sydney after his Canberra run.
“He will head to Sydney after this run. The little horse has won a lot in prize money and has already won a couple in town and I think he can go back there and do it again,” said Layt.