A Claire favourite

A Claire favourite

CLAIRE Nutman’s record on horses who are hard in the market suggests there are two runners we should follow at Taree on Tuesday.

If punters had backed every one of Nutman’s rides that have started under $10 since the apprentice began riding, they’d be in front.

And two of her rides on Tuesday are under double figures in early markets.

Her account kicks off with Enigami in the Heat Of The Rising Star, a series specifically for apprentice jockeys.

After three starts this preparation, trainers Tara and Philippe Vigouroux gave Nutman a chance aboard the five-year-old and she tasted immediate success in a class one over 1050m.

The pair backed that up with a determined win at Queanbeyan in a class three over 900m and are now chasing the hat-trick.

“It’s hard to beat winning form, especially when it’s a mare in form”, Nutman said.

“She’s the only last-start winner in the field, and is rock-hard fit and ready for what could be tough con­ditions.”

The Taree track was listed as a heavy nine on Monday afternoon but clear skies should mean it is upgraded.

Nutman expects horses will still need to possess some sort of ability in the wet.

“Enigami has placed twice on wet ground and I think carrying that fitness advantage into the race over some of her rivals will prove useful”, she said. Nutman considers one of those rivals, Moment Of Music, as the horse to beat.

“She has fantastic form as a two-year-old, which you would think will hold up well here, but I guess she has to come here and do it first-up in testing conditions”, she said before discussing the chances of Tramp in the Radio 2RE Handicap (1600m).

“He’ll do what he’s been doing all prep — run a good race. First and second-up he was contesting harder races yet wasn’t far off them and then we got the cash third-up before he almost led all the way last start at Goulburn.

“He’s won over the mile, he’s won on soft and heavy tracks, is super fit and makes his own luck.”

Nutman says first starter Ashton in the fourth event will improve off the run but the application of blinkers will sharpen up the four-year-old.

She’ll also ride Quell for Paul Perry at Canterbury ­on Wednesday and expects the speedster to improve on her last-start fifth at Muswellbrook over 1000m.

“She likes the soft tracks but not the heavy 10s, like it was the other day”, she said.

Claire Nutman likes a couple of her prospects today. Picture: Mark Evans

Claire Nutman likes a couple of her prospects today. Picture: Mark EvansSource:News Limited


Race 8 No. 11 OUTPUT

Big run last start at Kembla when third behind Triple Snitz, who galloped well at Randwick on Saturday morning and will race at Canterbury on Wednesday. Beat Viaductress two runs back and that horse has since won. Formlines strong, set-up good - ding ding.


Race 6 No. 3 TRAMP

In four runs this time in he’s never finished more than 2-1/2 lengths off the winner and he looks a great each-way gamble at the very least.


Quinella Race 2 No. 3 & 4 MOMENT OF MUSIC/ENIGAMI

Claire Nutman and Sam Clenton look set to fight this one out. Clenton’s mount resumes but boasts some pretty strong formlines with a 2-3/4 length defeat at Warwick Farm last prep that followed on from a 3-1/2 length defeat behind the talented Stoker at Sandown Hillside. Nutman’s mount is rock-hard fit and coming off two strong wins.

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