Friday, 20 July 2012
If Scone galloper Kaypers is going to win a city Saturday race, trainer Greg Bennett believes this is the right time of the year for him to strike.
Bennett will take Kaypers to Rosehill on Saturday on the back of the four-year-old's last-start midweek city win at Canterbury.
Kaypers, a winner of six of his 16 starts, will line up in the Myer Handicap (1500m).
"I'm not sure if he's a real dead-set Saturday horse but I think he'll win on a Saturday if he gets luck in running and if things pan out for him," Bennett said.
"This time of year suits him because the better horses are gone from winter and the spring horses are still a month or so away."
Kaypers has had eight different jockeys in his 16 starts but Bennett was pleased Corey Brown has stuck with him, which will be for the third start in a row.
"The horse can get on the steel a bit and Corey learned a lot off riding him two starts ago and then rode him perfectly last time when he won at Canterbury," the trainer said.
Kaypers has been to Saturday class twice before for unplaced efforts, including two starts back at Rosehill when he was sixth to Thumbtacks over 1500m.
"That was the day it was a really heavy track and he ran a nice race but the track found him out," Bennett said.
"It only suited the horses that could really get through the very heavy going. He led and did all the hard work and was a bit of a sitting duck.
"It hasn't been ideal having 21 days between his last-start win and this race but I couldn't find the right race for him.
"I'm happy with this one and I think he's done enough work."