Robl rolls the dice with finally realizing it in a short amount of time in Kensington
The cards didn’t fall in his way a week ago, but trainer Peter Robl is eager to give him the consistent gallop. Finally, realize the opportunity to seize another transfer to the Kensington track today and make a better one.
The four-year-old is very focused on his preparation and has never regressed in seven days, but he shows no signs of stopping and Robl is happy to roll the dice in the Vinery Handicap (1250m).
This meeting was originally scheduled for Canterbury, while the last two races of Finally Realize were scheduled for Canterbury and Warwick Farm, respectively.
But with the COVID restrictions still in place, Wednesday’s meeting moved to the Randwick indoor track and Robl says it’s a huge advantage regardless of how much rain falls.
“He seems to appreciate racing on the surface,” Robl said. “He’s going great, this will be his eighth race in this setup, but he seems to be thriving in the stable and he’s a tough little lad.
“As long as you eat well, work well, and run well, you will continue to improve. This horse has shown that he appreciates a firmer track, but he succeeds. [on wet ground]. “
A week ago, the gelding endured a long run and was only rejected in the last stride by Super Effort in a similar competition over the 1250m.
Robl said jockey Brock Ryan did nothing wrong and that it was just a clever drive from champion rim Nash Rawiller in Escaped, holding a spot off the fence, putting him in a tricky position.