In form stable looking forward to Auries Star at Flemington

AUSTRALIA Aug 2 2021 13:20

Regardsmareeset to tackle Auries Star Handicap at Flemington first-up.

Nick Ryanis looking forward to the first feature race of the season when he runsRegardsmareeup the straight at Flemington.

An addition to training ranks at Flemington in April, Ryan ended the season with a winner at The Valley on Saturday withMahamedeisthen followed up with the first city flat race of the season at Sandown on Sunday withMynumerounoscoring.

But Ryan is looking forward to seeingRegardsmareelining up in the Group 3 Aurie's Star Handicap (1200m) on Saturday.

Regardsmareehas raced six times for Ryan recording four victories since transferring from Henry Dwyer and added the son of So You Think has had a faultless preparation leading up to his return.

"I'm really looking forward to seeing him back," Ryan said.

"He'll have a gallop on Tuesday and he'll be good to go."

Ryan saidRegardsmareehas had a couple of jump-outs at Flemington to prepare for Saturday's return.

Hesaid the five days of no racing last week which also resulted in no trials or jump-outs had not affectedRegardsmaree'spreparation.

With jump-outs on thePolytrackon Monday, Ryan said he preferred to trial his horses on the turf."I probably would have trialled him last Friday had there been jump-outs, but I knew leading up to it and that's why he had a trial the previous week," Ryan said.

"I adapted to it, so I don't think it will make a massive difference for him anyway."

Winners on Saturday and Sunday have coincided with Ryan also being back riding trackwork following surgery to repair a hernia.

"I'm back to being 100 per cent," Ryan said.

"I'm really happy and feel much better for it."

Regardsmareeis one of 20 nominations for Saturday's 1200m dash up the Flemington straight with other notable entries being Johnny Get Angry, La Mexicana and Order Of Command.

Craig Brennan - Racing And Sports

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