Joseph Pride is putting his faith in three-year-old filly La Remlap when he runs her in the Candana Handicap at Randwick tomorrow.
The Choisir filly has not performed to her capability this preparation, only managing to finish in the placings on one out of four occasions.
“She’s been disappointing, without doubt,” Pride said.
The trainer feels that tomorrow’s race may be the one to turn La Remlap’s luck around.
“She’s fully wound-up for this race on Saturday though, so we’ll judge her on this,” Pride said.
“I think I’m in the right race and I think she’ll run well.”
La Remlap will compete against stablemate Geared Up in the race, and Pride believes they both have legitimate winning chances.
“It doesn’t look like an overly-strong Open handicap so I’m expecting them both to be very competitive,” Pride said.
The five-year-old Geared Up has won five of his 28 career race starts and will be first-up in tomorrow’s race.
Pride anticipates that the gelding will be hard to beat.
“Geared Up is a good, honest performer,” Pride said.
“What you see is what you get with him and he’ll run well.”
The trainer was reserved when asked to choose a winner, instead saying that both La Remlap and Geared Up are equally entitled to the win.
“It will probably come down to run-of-the-race stuff, there’s not that much between them,” he said.