Weighty task confronts in-form sprinter

Weightytaskconfrontsin-formsprinter

May24,20184:20pm。

byAAP

OrtensiaStakeswinnerToExcessfacesaweighthikeashecontinueshiscampaignatRandwick。

TraceyBartleyhasgrudginglyacceptedToExcessmustpayforhiswinningexploitsatScone。

ClaimingtheListedOrtensisStakesearlierthismonthhashadanunfortunatesideeffectforthefour-year-oldgeldinga12-pointratingjumpthatdoesntsitwellwiththeWyong-basedtrainer。

Is12fair?

NotwhenthishorsehadonlyeverwonaraceonaWednesday,Bartleysaid。

HewasflatoutgettingarunatScone,hescrapesintothefieldandhisnextruninthesameclassofhorseshesgot58(kilos)。

ToExcesscarried53kgwhenwinningtheOrtensiaStakesandatRandwickonSaturdayhewillbethejointsecondtopweightforTheManShakeHandicap(1100m)。

Iknowitsthepriceofsuccess,Imjusthopingifhewinshedoesntgoupanother12pointsorsomethingbecausetheJuneStakesisthenaturalprogression。

BartleyhastargetedtheListedJuneStakes(1100m)atRandwickonJune9astheendpointofthiscampaign。

HewillthenspellforthespringwheretheGroupTwoSalingerStakes(1200m)appealatFlemingtononVictoriaDerbyDayinNovember。

IfhecangetthroughthenexttworunsIllsethimfortheSalinger,wherehemightbedownintheweightsabit,hesaid。

Onapositivenote,ToExcesshaddrawnperfectlywithbarriersixinthefieldof14。