Runaway debut winner Reevederci will take his first shot at the big time in Saturday’s Gr. 3 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders’ Stakes at Ruakaka.
Bred and raced by Cambridge Stud owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay, the son of Reliable Man made his first start at Avondale on June 4 and won by eight and a half lengths.
Trainer Lance Noble was pleased with Reevederci's trial hitout late last month and is looking forward to pitting him against a quality three-year-old field on Saturday.
“He trialled nicely at Te Teko a couple of weeks ago, finishing fourth (behind stakes-winning sprinter Astor)," he told www.theinformant.co.nz.
“He’s had only one start on a very wet winter track at Avondale. We think he’s going to be a better horse on top of the ground, so this is going to be a nice race for him on a good track – we’re excited.
“Obviously it’s a big step up from running in a winter two-year-old race at Avondale to stakes company on good ground at Ruakaka against the likes of Sword Of Osman and Melt. It’s a big ask for an inexperienced horse. But we believe he will measure up this season.”
Reevederci, who will again be ridden by Leith Innes this weekend, holds a nomination for the Gr. 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas at Riccarton on November 10.
“This race should give us a good line on where we go from here,” Noble said. “You’ve got to test them sooner or later, and if he runs a good race, we’ll know we’re on the right track.”