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Ryan will roll the dice against Anamoe in the Guineas


Co-trainers Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou will venture to Randwick on Saturday hoping to upset Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m).

The Rosehill stable is rolling the dice with the lightly raced Sinba who will face a crack line-up headlined by star colt Anamoe.

Bookmakers are rating Anamoe as the favorite at $1.80 for the set weights feature ahead of Hilal at $5, but Ryan says he wouldn’t be surprised if his gelding rocked the run.

“We decided on Friday that we were going to go (Randwick Guineas),” Ryan said.

“He has always shown good ability and we put him aside a bit to prepare him for this time of year for races like this.

“I think he will improve when he gets to a longer course, I know it’s only 50 yards more than when he won the other day, but it’s also on the longer course. big track (Randwick).”

Along with Anamoe and Hilal, Sinba will face three-year-old Converge Frankel.

Coming close, Hilal and Converge were unable to burst Godolphin Anamoe’s superstar bubble, and although Sinba goes from the midweek Metropolitan benchmark to Group 1 level, he has the factor. X before the $1 million contest.

Bookmakers are currently pricing him a $34 chance.

“I think he’s going to continue to improve as he goes out on the road,” Ryan said. “He was 1200m to 1550m at the last start and won pretty well.

“He will improve further on Saturday and we will just have to see how he measures up in this type of grade.”

Sinba has yet to run on anything worse than a soft (6) in his five starts, but Ryan is confident the Xtravagent son will be able to handle the conditions with the Randwick track being rated in the heavy range Saturday.

The Bureau of Meteorology expects more than 150mm of rain to fall in eastern Sydney ahead of the big Group 1 meeting.

“He’s doing (the heavy track), he worked very well in Tuesday morning conditions, so I think he’ll be able to handle it on race day,” Ryan said.

Gerald Ryan (right) and Sterling Alexiou (left) (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

“His pedigree suggests he will pull through.”

While Ryan will focus on Saturday’s Test, he indicated a tilt at Rosehill Guineas and Australian Derby could also be on the cards in the coming weeks.

“If he wins or runs well enough on Saturday, we’ll go to Rosehill Guineas and I think when he hits 2,000 meters that’s where you’ll see him come into his own,” he said.

“We’ve also signed him up for the Derby, so that’s on the cards.

“Having said that, if he’s not up to it or doesn’t run well on Saturday, we’ll bring him back in grade to run in the Tulloch Stakes.”

Sinba currently has a chance of $34 in the futures markets for the Rosehill Guineas and $51 for the Australian Derby.