Risk Aversion hasn’t raced for two months but trainer Mick Lakey says her fitness won’t be an issue in the Glenlogan Park Stakes at Doomben on Saturday.
Risk Aversion ran ninth in the Group One Coolmore Classic at Rosehill on March 23 which followed a fast-finishing second to Red Tracer in the Millie Fox Stakes at the same track three weeks earlier.
“I think she’s right up to the mark as far as her fitness goes and she’s a clean-winded mare who doesn’t take a lot of work to bring her to her top,” Lakey said.
Part of the mare’s build-up for a return to racing was a Doomben jump-out earlier this month and Lakey was happy with what he saw.
“She settled about fourth and was hitting the line really strongly and it was probably as good as any or her trials have been in the past,” he said.
The five-year-old will be reunited in the Glenlogan with Chris Munce who rode her to victory in last year’s Juanmo Stakes at Eagle Farm.
Lakey acknowledges Risk Aversion’s racing pattern makes her task difficult against a capacity field of mares in the Group Three event.
“If it’s on-pace dominated that’s going to make it tough for her to win but she’ll be running on strongly if the breaks go her way,” he said.
“The thing in her favour is the give in the track after the rain we’ve had this week.”
Risk Aversion is a $10 chance in the Glenlogan with the Chris Waller-trained Arinosa a clear-cut $2 favourite after her outstanding form during the Sydney autumn carnival.
The grey scored a stunning win in the Sapphire Stakes at Randwick on April 13 and has drawn ideally in barrier three in the Glenlogan with regular rider Brenton Avdulla aboard.