Danny O’Brien: Vow And Declare Has No Problem Racing on Soft Track
SYDNEY, Australia – Danny O’Brien is confident that Vow And Declare can win on Saturday’s horse racing competition.
On Thursday, the sporting horse already left the stable of his trainer. The four-year-old gelding arrived in Sydney for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
According to Australian horse betting tips and news website Just Horse Racing, this upcoming competition will take place on April 11 at the Royal Randwick Racecourse.
Furthermore, this Sydney horse racing event will award $2 million as the cash prize.
Jockey Glen Boss will ride above Vow And Declare. He is taking over Craig Williams who cannot make it in the tilt amid the coronavirus crisis.
The son of Geblitzt and Declaration Of War made a terrific beginning to his 2020 campaign. In the Australian Cup held last month, the male racehorse had his third to Fifty Stars.
Also, the gelding, whose home track is the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, has pleased O’Brien with his steady progress.
The racehorse trainer of Vow And Declare described the latest preparation activities of his chestnut-coloured charge.
Based on the report from Australian horse betting news and information website Racenet, O’Brien pointed out that the Australian sporting horse is well aware of how to compete excellently.
He shared that the last three starts of the gelding include a third in an Australian Cup, one Melbourne Cup victory, and placing second in a Caulfield Cup.
Moreover, O’Brien expressed that Vow And Declare would be in a little fitter shape this weekend because he was quite outstanding in the Australian Cup, and he was first-up that time.
For the second day of The Championships this Saturday, the track at the Royal Randwick Racecourse will possibly be in the soft level.
Nevertheless, O’Brien relayed that he is not worried about that nature of the racetrack, according to the report by The Sydney Morning Herald.
He explained that, after all, Vow And Declare triumphed in the Melbourne Cup by competing on a soft surface.
O’Brien affirmed that he would like plenty of speed in the forthcoming horse racing event.
He remarked that a favourable pace would boost the chances of Vow And Declare over the race distance of 2,000 metres, which he viewed as inappropriate.
O’Brien pointed out that they need a robust mile-and-a-quarter sprint. In this way, the staying power of the sporting horse would come into it, he said.
The racehorse trainer shared more of his plans for the gelding. O’Brien described Vow And Declare as a horse they would prefer to keep in work.
He affirmed that they like to employ him in suitable competitions like this Saturday’s match.
Plus, O’Brien made it clear that their plan has always been to race in tilts such as Brisbane, Queen Elizabeth, and the Australian Cup.
He confirmed that there is a probability for the racehorse to take part in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes.
This 2,800-metre sporting event in May is weight-for-age and is a Melbourne Cup qualifier held at the Flemington Racecourse.
O’Brien said that they would search for other horse races in which Vow And Declare can participate.
Based on the information from Bet365, the gelding possesses a $21-chance to be victorious in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.