Shaytarna Can Turn Tables Says Miller

25
Aug

Trainer Simon Miller believes bad luck is the only barrier against Conseated being successful in the Book A Wedding At Perth Racing Handicap (1200m) at Belmont Park on Wednesday.

Miller’s confidence is based on Conseated’s runaway win at Belmont two weeks ago and he says the Passenger mare only has to reproduce that run and she will be hard to toss.

After posting a maiden win at Pinjarra Conseated came to town and put her rivals to the sword when she cruised to the line untouched and defeated her nearest rival by three lengths.

Conseated will be in the hands of Peter Knuckey and in a field of 12 will start from barrier 10. Miller says he is not concerned by the wide barrier.

“She has always been a nice one but I never envisaged she would put them to the sword that quick the other day,” said Miller on Tab Radio.

“I gave her a little freshen up in between so that might have agreed with her and I have trained her a bit soft leading into this.

“She has drawn wide but she is pretty much push button and you can park her anywhere where you need her to be.

“If she brings that last start performance to the races you think she would be very hard to beat.

“Her work on Saturday was of a good standard and she hasn’t gone back since her last start.

“If she gets a little luck from the gate she will be hard to beat.”

Miller has a two-pronged attack in the Amelia Park Handicap (1200m) but gives the clear nod to Shaytarna who matches strides with Baraki Beats again.

The pair battled it out over 1300m at Belmont a fortnight back with honours to Baraki Beats who led and held on to defeat Shaytarna by a short-head.

Miller hopes a weight swing in Shaytarna’s favour and a good draw in gate three can help turn the tables on Baraki Beats.

“Definitely a pull in the weights will help us against Baraki Beats and you know there is going to be a genuine tempo,” said Miller.

“She has been a model of consistency and has also drawn a gate. She is the pick of my two (Portonian) in the race.”

Miller says punters can expect improvement from High Limit and believes an outside gate in the Perth Racing Twitter Handicap (1000m) is an advantage after the gelding battled away from an inside position to finish sixth of eight to Travellin.

“He got clustered up from barrier one and just refused to go,” said Miller.

“I was happy drawing wide and you will see a much improved performance.”

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