Another Snappy has had just five of his 26 starts for Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan but has a much longer association with his jockey.
Kacie Adams has ridden the gelding 19 times and gets a rare chance to claim a city win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday when the six-year-old steps up to 2200 metres for the first time.
The distance and the forecast of rain should be in Another Snappy’s favour if the trainer and his former apprentice are good judges.
“Kacie has ridden trackwork for me since EI (equine influenza) hit in 2007,” Ryan said.
“She took out an apprenticeship and then she went to the Northern Territory where she was the leading apprentice and leading rider.
“She came back this year and is studying at the University of Western Sydney and riding for me again.
“Kacie’s father is one of the owners of Another Snappy who also went to the Territory and has made his way back and they asked me to try with him.
“He won at Canberra on a heavy track and Kacie said she thinks he will stay over a distance.
“I think he’s a pretty capable horse.”
Ryan said although Another Snappy’s form showed his runs had been spaced that was because of meetings called off during the recent spell of extremely wet weather a few weeks ago.
The trainer’s other runner at the midweek meeting is Stilettoed Vixen, another who will appreciate a downgrade from the five rating on Tuesday.
“She is another who likes the wet,” Ryan said.
“She won on the heavy at her first start at Wyong and was a bit unlucky at Rosehill where she ran third last time.
“I think she will be competitive.”
Stilettoed Vixen will be ridden by Travis Wolfgram who has transferred his indentures to the Rosehill trainer.
“Travis is very good rider and underrated and he won on her at Newcastle a few starts ago,” Ryan said.