Ready To Rip Primed For 2011 Gold Coast Guineas Run

May 4th, 2011

Ready to Rip is one of 28 horses that have nominated for the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas that will take place at the Gold Coast this Saturday May 7.

The three-year-old gelding will be stepping up to Group level for the first time in his short career in one of the most exciting races on Queensland’s horse racing calendar.

While Ready To Rip’s trainer, Andrew Williamson, is optimistic about his horse’s chances in the 2011 Gold Coast Guineas, he does not think he will run him in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap, despite nominating the horse for the race.

“I just don’t think he’s seasoned enough yet,” Williamson said.

“I think probably next year he’ll be a Stradbroke horse. This year he’s probably just not mature enough yet.”

The More Than Ready gelding has won his past two starts, including a first-up win over 1,000 metres on April 23 at Eagle Farm.

Williamson did not expect Ready To Rip to produce such a quality performance over the shorter distance.

“It was impressive,” he said.

“I thought it was going to be a bit too short for him but he began well and held on. It was just the perfect ride.”

The trainer believes that the best of Ready To Rip is yet to come, with his peak not expected to be reached until this time next year.

“…He just keeps on improving,” Williamson said.

“He’s got a way to go, he’s got a lot of improvement in him.”

Ready To Rip is currently ballot number 12 in the Gold Coast Guineas field and has been assigned the set weight of 56 kilograms.

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2011 Gold Coast Guineas Nominations, Ballots & Weights

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 ADEBISI Desleigh Forster 6 56kg 82
2 AUDACIOUS SPIRIT Gillian Heinrich 16 56kg 81
3 BENNY’S BUTTONS Kelso Wood 14 56kg 81
4 CELTIC DANCER Noel J Doyle 7 56kg 83
5 CRYON (NZ) John Morrisey 28 56kg 68
6 DEVINARDI Trevor Bailey 5 56kg 75
7 EPIC Kelly Schweida 25 56kg 67
8 EXCELLANTES Robert Heathcote 15 56kg 78
9 FALINO Jeffrey Caught 17 56kg 78
10 HAVATRYST Barry Baldwin 18 56kg
11 READY TO RIP Andrew Williamson 12 56kg 86
12 RUN FOR LEVI John P Thompson 4 56kg 95
13 SLEEPERS Brett Cavanough 20 56kg 75
14 SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan 3 56kg 85
15 STEEL ZIP Pat Duff 11 56kg 81
16 UNANIMOUSLY Matthew Dale 9 56kg
17 UPSALA (NZ) Kenny Rae 23 56kg
18 ALOTTA SPUR Tony Gollan 22 54kg 72
19 CELTS Peter Snowden 10 54kg 86
20 FLOKKATI Peter G Moody 13 54kg
21 LIESELE Liam Birchley 21 54kg 76
22 MILITARY ROSE Gillian Heinrich 1 54kg 94
23 OUR HUSSEY Bruce W Hill 27 54kg 69
24 SKATING ON ICE Les Kelly 8 54kg
25 SOLAR CHARGED John O’Shea 2 54kg 100
26 TAUNT PAULINE Trevor Bailey 24 54kg
27 WILD PROMISES Noel J Doyle 26 54kg 68
28 WONDERFUL LASS John P Thompson 19 54kg 77