Jockey Ronnie Stewart played in his favorite Silent is Gold at Group 3 Singapore’s three-year-old sprint (1,200m) last Saturday, but lost.
A week later, the Australian wants to fly and win one of the long shots at tomorrow’s $ 150,000 Group 2 Steward Cup (1,600m), Red Ocean.
Lightweight riders are not unfamiliar with the challenges.
Hot shots are usually horses that everyone wants to ride. However, it can also get too much attention in the race and can be costly.
It may not be very fancy, but they can slip through cracks and blend in, providing a surprising element.
“The pressure will be on two favorites (Rim’s Kosciuszko and Tiger Roar). There’s nothing to lose,” Stewart said.
“Even Barrier No. 11 isn’t the worst draw. He’s a big horse, and if he pulls the inner barrier and is half slow away, it won’t help his chance.
“From the outer barrier, I can lightly squeeze him. Hopefully we can easily run for free in transit and then give them the final crack.”
Stewart knew that such a script could be left at Sprint’s home.
For him, a favorite vehicle like Silent Is Gold was equivalent to exposing himself as a constantly sitting target.
“He’s better off leading the fence. When he’s out, he makes his luck and gets out of trouble,” he said.
“The race was well mapped when he jumped well and took the lead until Jake (Bayris)’s horse (Gold Tenthic Stewan) did him and took over the lead.
“It left us with a fence around the corner. He couldn’t run uninterrupted, but he still ran a good race.”
Fans may feel “good” at his last start, while Silent is Gold is keeping a distance from rivals, including the sprint winner Golden Monkey. But Stewart said the big winning margins aren’t always the perfect story.
“It doesn’t take long to turn the table. On his last run, the golden monkey looked awkward when they kicked inside,” he said.
From 2006 to 2011, the Crunge powerhouse Stewart became famous for several Group 1 winners, El Dorado and Jolie’s Shinju.
After more than a decade, he returned to Singapore and didn’t land completely until he won the hat-trick on April 30th.
Since then, his breathing has improved (nine winners so far). Even if he hasn’t been on the goose bump giver yet, except for Silent is Gold.
He was given another reminder about how long before they appeared as yardsticks there were those spectacular vehicles.
“(Trainer) Shane (Bart Cigar) called me and asked if I could ride the Red Ocean. He said he was a jump-and-go horse and would only give him Jolie’s Shinju.” Stewart said.
Jolie’s Shinju is a front-running Japanese mare, and Stewart wiped out the 2009 Singapore 4-year-old challenge by breaking the hearts of rivals at her high cruising speed.
According to his record, it is unlikely that Red Ocean will have the same engine. But Stewart still wants to get in.
“I galloped him twice, last week and this Wednesday. He’s a great big strong horse, but he’s in control,” he said.
“Even if he was a little annoyed, he did a great run on the final start.”
Stewart, who failed to divide the sea into tomorrow’s Red Ocean, is looking forward to rematching at the Group 2 Singapore 3rd Year Classic (1,400m) on July 9th.
“I was a little worried that 1,400m might be too far for Silent Is Gold before, but after his last run, I’m sure he’ll see it,” he said. Told.