Trevor Andrews is confident Get Over It will be a big improver when the Saxon gelding ramps up his WA Guineas (1600m) assault at Ascot on Saturday.
Get Over It and stable mate The River will fly the flag for Andrews and give him a strong two-pronged attack in the Listed Fairetha Stakes (1400m).
The talented Get Over was unbeaten in the winter, winning both his two races and resumed in last Saturday week’s Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m).
The three-year-old loomed a winning chance at the top of the straight, but just peaked on his run, his first in eight weeks, when 2 ¼ lengths third to Caipirinha.
“I knew with fitness he might be a little short,” Andrews said.
“But he is working well and had a good gallop at Belmont yesterday (Tuesday)
“He is still not fully wound up but the step up in distance should suit.
“I have a fair opinion of him and think he will be an improver.”
In a field of 14 starters Get Over It has drawn ideally in barrier four. Champion jockey Paul Harvey retains the mount.
Meanwhile Andrews said The River can run a competitive race, but will be a bigger threat in the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m), run at set weights and penalties.
The Magnus colt has shouldered big weight this preparation after recording a successful juvenile season, capped off with victory in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
The River ran eighth in the Belgravia Stakes with 59kg, fading after jockey Shaun McGruddy elected to go forward and lead from a wide position in running.
Jarrad Noske jumps on The River for the first time, starting in barrier 11. McGruddy will partner the Steve Wolfe-trained, Minus Looks from barrier 12.
“He again has drawn awkwardly so we will ride him patiently and for luck,” Andrews said.
“He has trained on well and will be super competitive.
“His grand final is the WA Guineas although I’m not convinced he is a miler.
“But you only get one chance at a half a million dollar race.
“However; he will be suited at set weights and penalties.
“He will just need a bit of luck and draw a good gate.”