Horse Betting: Ready to Rip up track for new stable
Ready to Rip boasts three wins, a second and a third from seven tries on slow or heavy tracks.
Exciting former Queensland sprinter Ready to Rip now finds himself in the care of Peter Moody.
Accepted for both the Listed $100,000 All Victorian Sprint Series Final (1200m) at Flemington as well as a $30,000 Open 1200m handicap at Morphettville, he would certainly be the one to beat if the stable do opt for the softer option.
Assuming Ready to Rip does however take his place at headquarters in the Listed sprint final, it would be foolish to overlook his chances.
Under his former trainer Andrew Williamson, he owned the impressive record of three wins from four first-up runs. In fact the only time he missed out fresh was still a great run after getting away slowly from the barriers and racing wide throughout at Doomben over 1200 metres.
Adept in rain-affected going, Ready to Rip boasts three wins, a second and a third from seven tries on slow or heavy tracks. At his last start on track conditions similar to what we are probably going to get at Flemington on Saturday, he was extremely unlucky not to win the $200,000 Lough Neagh Stakes (1350m) at Doomben in December when blocked for a run behind My Destiny.
Likely to settle off the speed for Luke Nolen from barrier four, the Flemington straight should suit Ready to Rip's booming finish. With both Beyond Pardon and Gossip Girl rolling forward to share the lead, it wouldn't surprise if the speed is genuine throughout.
Already a great chance based on what he has achieved in his career so far, and now in the care of the country's leading trainer, it might pay not to underestimate Ready to Rip on Saturday.