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Ritchie Lets Rip At Kewney

Friday, 11th March 2016

Shaune Ritchie is hoping to resurrect Let Her Rip's (Rip Van Winkle-Keeper Special, by Keeper) autumn campaign in tomorrow's Gr2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) at Flemington, reports NZ Racing Desk. The Cambridge trainer is treating the 3YOs first-up ninth in the Gr2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield a fortnight ago as a non-event, when she was pocketed when poised to make a late bid to figure in the finish. "She never got to extend a gallop at all which is a great shame because she's got such an effective record first-up," Ritchie said. "Her second-up record is atrocious, but I guess the question is was it more like a barrier trial than a race for her. It certainly wasn't a tough run." He added: "There's a little bit of rain forecast in Melbourne this weekend which will help her chances as well, so it's just a question whether she's still having her first-up run this weekend." Let Her Rip - who races in the same colours as the multiple Gr1 winner Turn Me Loose - has only won 2 of her 7 starts hitherto but has always shown plenty of ability as evidenced by her fifth placing behind Risque in the Gr1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas in November.

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