Day At The Track

Rattray sets his sights on Goulburn

05:13 PM 12 Mar 2014 NZDT
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James Rattray - will head to Goulburn's meeting on Friday.

nter Dominion winning trainer James Rattray will head to Goulburn's meeting on Friday with a three pronged attack and is hoping talented mare Delightful Christian will lead the trio with another victory.  Delightful Christian won her first race at Tabcorp Park Menangle last week and Rattray has confirmed he is considering a trip to Victoria for the daughter of Christian Cullen.

"The main target with her was going to be the Ladyship Mile but we just fell behind with her after she got a little bit sick, the good news is that she is well and truly over that and she is starting to find her form again," Rattray said.

"The Queen Of The Pacific looks a good option for her because there doesn't seem to be too many feature races for the mares in the next couple of months in New South Wales, the standing start in Victoria is a bit of a query but I would give her plenty of practice beforehand to make sure she was ready for it."

Rattray will also take Major Post and Jack In Flight to Goulburn.

"Major Post hasn't drawn the best, he is going a little bit better than his form suggests, he can still win another two country penalty events before I think about a metro race and I'm pretty sure he has got that in him."

"Jack In Flight will have his 100th start this week, he has been going alright too and there are a few country cup races coming that might suit him or we can just keep running him in races around here, he isn't too far away from a win."

Rattray's stable star Beautide returned to the stables on Tuesday after enjoying a week off as a result of his Inter Dominion win and will now be set for the Len Smith Mile in April at Menangle.

"I'm really happy with him, he has come through the Inter Dominion extremely well and I'm actually a bit surprised how well he has recovered from it and because of that the Len Smith Mile looks a good target for him."

"The week off has done him the world of good and he had plenty of residual fitness anyway."

by Greg Hayes - SKY Racing (Harness Racing AU)

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