Group One Aspirations With Sharp ‘N’ Smart

Trainers Graeme and Debbie Rogerson are itching to get over to Queensland with smart juvenile Sharp ‘N’ Smart.

The son of Redwood was victorious last start in the Listed Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Pukekohe and pleased in his trial at Avondale on Tuesday where he was unplaced over 1000m.

“He is still learning. We just gave him a day out and he worked quite nice,” Graeme Rogerson said.

“He doesn’t do any more than he has to. He is probably better on a dryer track, Ryan (Elliot, jockey) said it was real wet (Soft6) there and he went to go through the gears and he gave him a nice trial.”

While the current wet tracks in Queensland won’t be ideal for Sharp ‘N’ Smart, they don’t overly concern Rogerson.

“When you ask him to go he finds plenty, so we will see,” he said.

Sharp ‘N’ Smart is now set to fly to Brisbane where he has been set some lofty targets.

“He is leaving on the 23rd (of May) to Brisbane,” Rogerson said.

“He is racing in the Phoenix Stakes (Listed) on the fourth of June over 1500m and then backing up on the 11th in the Gr.1 JJ Atkins (1600m).”

– NZ Racing Desk

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