Wyong: Adam Hyeronimus banks on Fleurieu’s class to prevail   Leave a comment

Wyong: Adam Hyeronimus banks on Fleurieu’s class to prevail

The three-year-old trialled on June 26, winning by 2-1/2 lengths on a bog track, giving Hyeronimus confidence that she could be city class.

Adam Hyeronimus will link with Gai Waterhouse at Wyong on Thursday.

Adam Hyeronimus will link with Gai Waterhouse at Wyong on Thursday. Source: News Limited

ADAM Hyeronimus has two concerns about Fleurieu ahead of the filly’s debut for Gai Waterhouse at Wyong on Thursday.

Fleurieu had one start for trainer Sam Kavanagh in May at the Scone carnival. The daughter of Choisir was unlucky not to have finished closer to Prime Target after getting held up at a crucial stage before flashing home for third.

“She felt terrific in that trial and her work had been very good going into it,” he said of Fleurieu, who lines up in the Fashions On The Field On September 4 Handicap at Wyong.

“Ever since the first time I sat on her, I thought she had a bit of class and after that trial I started thinking if I can stay on her she might deliver a few city wins.”

But the jockey says Fleurieu didn’t give him quite the same feel in her second trial when finishing fourth.

“I wasn’t as impressed but, to be fair, she was coming back to 794m after trialling over 1050m the first time,” he said. “Quite often a horse will put in one good trial and one average trial but still race well first-up.”

Gai Waterhouse and Adam Hyeronimus will chase success with Fleurieu.

Gai Waterhouse and Adam Hyeronimus will chase success with Fleurieu. Source: News Corp Australia

Hyeronimus says his biggest danger lies with the Jason Coyle-trained Something Secret, who resumes from a spell after finishing fourth on debut.

“It’s kind of ironic that Something Secret was previously trained by Gai,” he said. “Looking at the form that’s the horse we’ve got to beat but I reckon my filly has a bit of a class edge.

“Even if she’s not at her top, which I think you’ve got to expect from any horse first-up, she can still win this.”

Hyeronimus rides El Corazon in the WRC Members Day July 28 Maiden Plate (1600m).

“He’s a nice horse that will really be suited up to the mile and it’d be nice to win for Richard (Butler),” he said. “He’s just started training and this horse has some ability, certainly enough to win this race.

“He sort of loomed up last start but I reckon he needed that extra hit out to get him ready.

“This is the first time he’s raced over a mile and if he can finish off the way he has been in his last two starts then I think he’s the horse they’ve got to beat.”

NIC ASHMAN’S BEST BETS

WYONG

BEST: FLEURIEU (Race 1, No. 1) Both trials have been good and she looks as though she’s come back a much better horse.

IMPROVER: GUD ONYA (Race 2, No. 2) Steadily improving this prep and looks ready to peak third-up with J Mac on top.

Originally published as Wyong: Hyeronimus banks on filly’s class to prevail

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Posted July 16, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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