Glad You Called on the line
While she is often far from the punters elect consistent galloper Glad You Called appears in line for another solid performance when she lines up at Rosehill this weekend.
Making her return from a short let up last start the daughter of Aristotle proved game in defeat when finishing third behind the Luke Pepper trained Miss Ready.
After jumping slowly away she was forced forward three and four wide early before settling just behind the leader and sticking on well right to the line, much to the delight of her Canberra based trainer John Nisbet.
"She was a bit slow out but that can be normal and then Lester Grace got her in the right spot because they steadied right up," Nisbet said.
"That winner [Miss Ready] just let go a bit quick and got her off the bit and struggling when straightening so I thought she done well to battle all the way to the line."
A noted flier when kept fresh Nisbet is hoping the reasonable quick back up will play in her favour this weekend.
"I know she is a good fresh mare but hopefully the backup coming off a break will suit her," Nisbet said.
"She just got beat in the National Sprint over 1400m so the step up in trip should suit her.
"She probably would have struggled getting that far 12 months ago but she's continued to mature and her last two runs over 1400m have been as good a runs as she has ever put in."
Drawn the extreme outside in the field of 13, Nisbet holds little instructions for apprentice rider Lester Grace after he proved quite impressive in his handling of Glad You Called last start.
"Just going to let Lester [Grace] ride her depending on how the race unfolds if they go quick I imagine she'll be back off them if there is not a lot of speed and she bounds out of the gates I expect to be up outside the leader," Nisbet said.
While admitting he would have preferred a more favourable draw Nisbet said it could prove to be not that bad pending Sydney's weather.
"When it starts to get a bit soft at Rosehill they tend to get off the fence a bit anyway so it might not be that bad a position to be in anyway," Nisbet said.