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Bendigo Guineas Test For Let Her Rip
A forecast of rain in Melbourne has buoyed Shaune Ritchie's confidence ahead of Let Her Rip's tilt at tomorrow's Listed Bendigo Guineas (1400m), reports NZ Racing Desk. Scratched from last weekend's Gr2 Kewney Stakes after she over-reached in training and took skin off a bumper, the Rip Van Winkle filly goes into the Guineas off the back of a luckless ninth in the Gr2 Angus Armanasco Stakes at Caulfield and with a luxury weight of 54kg. "The Bendigo Guineas is a race that should suit her," Ritchie said. "They are predicting thunderstorms and rain which would be good because her best form has come on a wet track." He added: "Probably her best run this season was on a wet track at Te Rapa back in October. Xtravagant was third in that race and Rangipo fourth, so that's just an indication of what she's capable of in that going."