Outlaws Revenge had little hope in The Goodwood for what the track sounded like, but is expected to enjoy a big drop in class at Morphettville Parks on Saturday.
Bettors should put a line through the Outlaws Revenge run at The Goodwood – as you might do for many exiting Group 1 – with manager Ryan Balfour hoping he can bounce back at Morphettville Parks on Saturday.
The Goodwood is difficult to gauge from a shape standpoint as the horses in front and / or near the track had a significant advantage, while the wide and rear ones simply weren’t able to make an impression.
Unfortunately for the links, Outlaws Revenge found himself in the second category and finished 16th.
“We had quite a hit at The Goodwood, but unfortunately we got beaten after two stadiums – that’s just how it was,” said Balfour.
“With his evaluation, we can still put him in some of these races and try to win a race or two and see where we are.
“At the same time, we think of late spring, even early summer”.
That was the period when Outlaws Revenge shone in their latest preparation, winning both the Listed City of Marion Stakes and the Listed Christmas Handicap.
Conditions at that time of year are typically very different from what the four-year-old will encounter this weekend, but his previous two soft track runs were his first win and a captivating effort in the Group’s two starts. 3 McKay Stakes Back.
Outlaws Revenge also has to contend with the wider gate, but that shouldn’t worry too much apprentice Campbell Rawiller who will likely be back soon.
“I put the headphones on, I just want to see him relax soon. We all know he has a great range of feet, but I want to see him switch off and relax, ”said Balfour.
“Let’s hope he gets his chance, obviously he has his fair share of weight (59kg), but it’s great that Campbell has another chance on him.
“He is very athletic, he will overcome the wet conditions well.”
Outlaws Revenge is valued as a $ 4.40 hopeful with the TAB, just behind Victorian marauder Turbeau and Extra Time, from the stable of Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas.
After unveiling the impressive rookie Bajan Belle last week, Balfour will also saddle another promising youngster at Willaston, who finished third on his first start.
“He’s a nice horse. He hit the line well on his debut, “she said.
“We were tempted to go to Balaklava on Wednesday, but I think he is good enough to win on Saturday. I just think it will travel better above 1250m.
“It’s a good opportunity and a good horse to follow going forward.”
Balfour also expects Fox D’Or to have a good run in the latter after finishing third last week.
“It was a bit unfortunate in the beginning. The first two ran away and he hit the finish line hard, “she said.
“He’s slightly back in class and I think he’s going to be hard to beat. Before, he had done well as a reserve. “
Originally published as Ryan Balfour’s optimistic Outlaws Revenge can bounce back at Morphettville Parks