SA TROTS - -Preview for Globe Derby Park Saturday 14th October 2023
Trainer Toby Ryan is looking to land his third Mermaid Stakes win in the past nine years at Globe Derby Park on Saturday.
Ryan was successful in 2015 with Theeyeshaveit, driven by David Harding, before taking out the 2019 version with Modern Zodiac, with wife Lisa in the sulky.
On Saturday, Toby and Lisa combine with Delightfull Tammy which will come from gate five in the $9999 Mermaid Stakes over 1800 metres.
Delightful Tammy is owned by Adam, Ben and Terry Cormack, AB&T Racing, and was originally trained in Victoria by Peter Manning.
As strong supporters of South Australia, the Cormacks transferred the three-year-old filly of Toby Ryan at Roseworthy to contest a string of South Australian features culminating in the Southern Cross.
Delightfull Tammy had her first SA run at Globe Derby Park on October 1 in the SAHRC Derby (1800m) and proved too strong for her rivals beating Rupert Ross by six metres in an excellent mile rate of 1:56.4.
It was a tough win and Toby Ryan is hoping the filly can replicate the victory in the Mermaid.
“She is a tough filly that can run quick sectionals,” Ryan said.
“She is not a sit-sprinter but at her happiest rolling along at a good tempo.”
With that in mind, Lisa Ryan will send Delightful Tammy forward when the starter says “Go” and look for a forward spot.
“She does not have the gate speed to cross and lead, but Lisa will go forward and be happy to sit parked,” the trainer said.
“It will be up to others when she could actually roll to the front.
“She has recovered well from her first run for the stable and I’m sure she will be very competitive on Saturday.”
The Mermaid also sees the return to racing of Sunshineanrainbows, trained by Paul Cavallaro at Golden Grove.
Sunshineanrainbows has the impressive record of four wins and a second from just six starts.
The filly will be driven by the in-form Dean Girardi who landed the Kadina Trotters Cup on Tuesday with Cyclone S Adams.
Sunshineasnrainbows hasn’t raced since finishing second to the very smart Man United at Globe Derby Park on June 19.
Last November, the beautifully bred daughter of Sweet Lou won the Ladyship Stakes to indicate her quality.
Laylas Princess has also measured up against the best of her age and sex and from gate four will be prominent early.
Reinsperson Samantha Pascoe has a great record on the filly which is trained at Globe Derby Park by Clinton Fuller.
An interesting runner in the Mermaid Stakes is Majorholenmypocket, trained in Mount Gambier by Steven Fennell.
A winner at Mount Gambier in April, the filly hasn’t raced since finishing as photo finish second at Hamilton on May 15.
Saturday’s meeting is a massive 11 race card with the first race at 5.45pm SA time.’
The Parker Classic (1800m) for the two-year-old trotters is the second race on the program.
Patricia Em, owned and trained by Matt Maguire, and to be driven by Ryan Hryhorec, was a good winner of heat two of the Parker Classic at her most recent run.
Despite just the four runners, the Parker Classic still looks to be a very interesting race.
Story: HRSA Media
Photo: Walter Bulyga