Canberra Quartet For Saturday’s Highway
Canberra continues to have strong representation in the TAB Highway Handicaps with four runners accepted for Saturday’s CL2 event at Rosehill over 1100m.
Luke Pepper–trained Iltextya will carry a feather weight with apprentice James Innes Jnr aboard.
Iltextya comes off a 4.5L Maiden win at Queanbeyan where she ran a hot favourite and looks capable of competing strongly on Saturday despite the rise in class.
She shares the highest last start rating in the race with the likely favourite — the Sue Grills-trained Fickle Folly.
The Gratz Vella gelding Kanerupt (Tommy Berry) has won both runs since resumption and is a progressive 3yo coming off a career peak at Gundagai.
He’s another who looks ready to take the next step.
The Barbara Joseph-Paul Jones trained Under The Eaves (Brodie Loy) also comes to the race off a last start Gundagai CL1 win and she has more improvement to come.
The Canberra quartet is rounded out by Flash In The Dark from the Keith Dryden-Scott Collins stable.
She will be better for the FU run and has the ratings to win at best and placed in a Highway at this venue in May.
In the opening event on Saturday, Group 1 Canberra-trainer Nick Olive will unveil All Too Ready in the 2yo plate and she creates strong interest.
The All Too Hard filly comes off a 4.8L trial win in the capital and Tommy Berry takes the ride in the small field.