Nominations have been released for the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes, which is due to run at Rosehill Racecourse this Saturday April 7, 2012.
Secret Admirer is one of the 23 horses nominated for the 2012 George Ryder Stakes.
The four-year-old mare will be facing off against the boys in the 2012 George Ryder Stakes, rather than taking the seemingly easier option of the all-girls Queen Of The Turf Stakes.
“I want to run in the race which is best for her Doncaster preparation,” trainer Grahame Begg said.
”We could take on the mares and More Joyous but there will be no speed in the race and we know that will give us no chance.
“We need tempo, so she can hit the line, so the George Ryder is our race.
“They’re both Group 1s and worth the same prize money.
“If you look back through history it is probably a better indicator to your chances in the Doncaster than the Queen Of The Turf.”
Secret Admirer has won three of her 13 race starts and has earned more than $960,000 in prize money.
Regular jockey Brenton Avdulla is unfazed by the prospect of facing the other sex in the 2012 George Ryder Stakes.
”All her best wins have come in big fields where there was plenty of speed,” Avdulla said.
”We know that she can’t adapt to races that are run at a crawl and then they sprint.
“In the Ryder, speed is not going to be a problem and she will be fitter for her last run.
“She gets a bit of weight off the boys and she will be there at the finish.”
Sincero, Woorim and Rekindled Interest are also included in the 2012 George Ryder Stakes nominations.
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2012 George Ryder Stakes Nominations
|1||ALBERT THE FAT||Chris Waller||112|
|2||ALMA’S FURY||Paul Murray||–|
|3||CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ)||David Payne||108|
|5||HAPPY ZERO||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||110|
|6||HE’S REMARKABLE (NZ)||Roger James||106|
|7||HUEGILL||Peter G Moody||85|
|8||HURTLE MYRTLE||Matthew Smith||110|
|9||KING MUFHASA (NZ)||Stephen Mckee||–|
|10||KING’S ROSE (NZ)||Peter G Moody||113|
|11||LOVE CONQUERS ALL||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||112|
|12||METAL BENDER (NZ)||Chris Waller||116|
|16||RANGIRANGDOO (NZ)||Chris Waller||117|
|17||REKINDLED INTEREST||Jim Conlan||112|
|18||ROCK CLASSIC||Bart Cummings||104|
|19||SECRET ADMIRER||Grahame Begg||114|
|21||TRUSTING||John P Thompson||112|