Blinkers Spark Immediacy

The addition of blinkers on Immediacy has allowed the gelding’s trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young to set a Group 1 path in Sydney.

Immediacy will be having his fourth race start on Saturday when he lines up in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m).

The son of Tarzino commenced his racing career in late December with victory at Cranbourne, which was followed by a restricted win at Sandown before landing the Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m) at Caulfield last month.

It was that victory that convinced Busuttin and Young to give Immediacy a tilt at the Sydney Autumn Carnival where the gelding will be racing for the first time right-handed.

Young said the addition of blinkers at Caulfield had the desired result of making the gelding concentrate, while at the same time not over-race.

Trainers can be wary about putting blinkers on horses when they progress in distance, but jockey Luke Currie convinced the trainers they would make a huge difference to Immediacy.

“He’s always been a horse that goes about his business, does his work and is pretty easy going,” Young said.

“He won his first start. He was green and probably shouldn’t have won and then he took that next step up, but still did a lot wrong.

“He then jumped from that 64 grade to a Group 2, which is a big step, and it shows the horse has got a lot of ability.

“We added the blinkers last start which made him concentrate.

“Even Luke in his feedback after his trials, said he’s like a different horse, he’s concentrating, his head is down, and he knows what he’s doing.

“He said he was not running around, looking here or looking there, and they haven’t made him over-race at any stage.

“Sometimes you want them to sharpen them up, but they’ve made him concentrate.”

With three wins in Melbourne, Immediacy now has to transfer that form to Sydney where he is tackling some of Australia’s best three-year-old middle-distance gallopers.

Young said she has no concerns about Immediacy racing right-handed, having performed well in gallops and jump-outs going that direction.

“He’s had a reverse trial at Cranbourne and sat back in behind with Luke on him,” Young said.

“He cruised up and ran through the line really well and importantly got on the right leg.

“He’s been doing some work the reverse way and we really like what we have been seeing, so I think he will handle that way of going under race conditions.

“Now he’s got to handle the travel up there.”

– RAS NewsWire

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