Trainer Kylie Gavenlock is hoping unbeaten galloper Cream Rises can live up to his name and show the “special horse” he is at Randwick this Saturday.
Gavenlock’s emerging talent has got his racing career off to the perfect start, winning both career starts in impressive fashion at the provincials before making the trip into town.
Cream Rises gave his rivals a galloping lesson at Gosford on debut when scoring by a commanding 4¾ lengths before backing the win up with a 1¾-length triumph in a Wyong Class 1.
The son of Fastnet Rock can complete the hat-trick when he lines up in a competitive Benchmark 72 Handicap (1200m) this weekend.
“You can’t keep racing them in the provincials with how high his benchmark is now but in saying that he is a pretty special horse,” Gavenlock said.
“He has always shown us that but he hasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed.
“He was doing it all on raw ability and is starting to put it all together now.
“It’s a very strong race on Saturday and I am sure there would be easier options out there but this will let us know where he is at.”
Experienced provincial jockey Grant Buckley will travel to town to continue his partnership with Cream Rises after piloting the gelding in both of his previous starts.
However, Buckley’s job was made a little bit harder when Cream Rises drew awkwardly in barrier 10.
“I am happy with the horse, just not the barrier,” Gavenlock said.
“We would have liked a cushier barrier to make his job a little easier when he is taking another up from what he has been racing in the at the provincials.
“Outside of that, the horse is going really well and the rain not coming to come will help as well because I think he‘s at his best on top of the ground.”
Cream Rises opened at $6.50 with TAB when markets opened on Wednesday before drifting to $7.50 in early betting.
Originally published as Cream to Rise in city for unbeaten gelding