|Leading Broadmeadow trainer Paul Perry is hopeful
his youngster Choisir can crack a Group One win when he clashes with his last start
conqueror Victory Vein in Saturday's Champagne Stakes at Randwick.
Perry said the Danehill Dancer colt had pulled up well from his last
run and feels he would prove hard to beat on Saturday.
"He's very good," Perry said. "He's done
very well since the last run and I'm expecting him to be hard to beat in the
Leading Melbourne jockey Patrick Payne has been booked to
ride the gelding after his usual rider Lenny Beasley was suspended.
"I'm more than happy to have Paddy riding him. He's a
top class rider," Perry said.
Not surprisingly Perry said that the Bede Murray trained
filly Victory Vein would be the horse to beat in the field of seven.
"She is a top class filly and she's the one we have to
beat," he said. "Her win the other day was very strong."
Choisir is rated highly by the leading New South Wales
"He's the best two-year-old I've ever had," Perry
Meanwhile, Victory Vein is also in good shape for
Saturday's Group One event according to her trainer Bede Murray.
Murray isn't concerned about the extra 200 metres saying
his youngster had "trained on well since the Sires'."
You can expect to see Victory Vein and Choisir settling
together toward the rear of the field behind Pillaging, the expected leader.
"We'll probably end up racing together," Perry
said of Choisir and Victory Vein. "You'd expect Pillaging to be up at the
front," he predicted.
PIC - Quentin