Ground to suit mare’s home track bid

Track conditions will suit Dressedtokill at Riccarton. Source: Race Images.

Track conditions will play in Dressedtokill’s favour on her home turf at Riccarton on Friday.

The capable mare is unbeaten in two appearances in heavy going and she is a strong prospect to go close to furthering that record when she runs in the Speights Mid Ale Open Handicap (1200m).

The winner of four of her 14 starts, Dressedtokill returned to form last time with a solid third behind the talented William Wallace in a Rating 85 event.

“William Wallace is no mug and I thought he would be first past the post and so it proved, but I was thrilled with our mare,” trainer Pam Robson said.

Dressedtokill had been unplaced in her previous two appearances that opened her current campaign.

“They were on firmer tracks and we had to try her and clearly she didn’t cope, we won’t be doing that again,” Robson said.

“She did run second on a good track on the West Coast, but that was at a different level.”

A five-year-old by Battle Paint, Dressedtokill will be ridden by Lee Callaway who has winning experience aboard the mare.

He guided her to victory last winter at Riccarton where she accounted for the black type performer Caramac and the multiple open handicap winner Dynamic, a race rival on Friday.