Michael Coleman, fresh from Gr.2 Travis Stakes (2000m) success on Supera on Saturday, is looking forward to further black-type Te Rapa success this weekend.
Coleman’s mounts will include Whiskey Neat in the Listed Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre 2YO Stakes (1100m).
‘’I rode him for the first time at the Te Teko trials on Friday and he trialled up really well,’’ Coleman said. ‘’He looks pretty smart and he should be a good ride.’’
The Tony Pike-trained gelding made his first appearance since finishing seventh in the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie on January 26 when he won his 800m Te Teko trial comfortably.
His Karaka Million 2YO performance was his first defeat in three starts. He won his debut at Otaki last November by 10 and a quarter lengths then beat the talented Aotea Lad in the Gr.3 Eclipse Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.