Unraced filly No Reward has pleased Sam Pritchard-Gordon in a Moonee Valley gallop but the trainer will wait until later in the week before confirming if the two-year-old makes her debut at the same track.
No Reward is entered for Saturday’s 1000m race for juveniles and Mornington-based Pritchard-Gordon took the opportunity to gallop her at Moonee Valley on Tuesday.
“She’ll either go to the races this Saturday or go to the paddock for a break and we’ll make that decision probably on Friday afternoon,” Pritchard-Gordon said.
No Reward, who has had a couple of jump-outs in recent weeks, worked in company on Tuesday and chased down her partner in the straight with Michael Walker in the saddle.
“It was nice work without breaking the clock,” Pritchard-Gordon said.
“Michael Walker was glowing in his report of her, so I think we’re ticking most of the boxes at this stage.
“We’ll accept and see how the field unfolds and make a decision on Friday afternoon.
“By all accounts she’s on target at this stage.”
No Reward was one of three two-year-olds nominated for Saturday’s race to have a look around Moonee Valley on Tuesday and Pritchard-Gordon said she took it in her stride.
“I don’t think she’s a top-line autumn two-year-old, but she’s certainly very tractable with a nice bit of speed,” he said.
“I’ve got four or five nice two-year-old fillies this year and she’s in the mix with them all,” he said.
The unraced Mike Moroney-trained colt Blackwolf Run, an All Too Hard half-brother to So Si Bon, comfortably won a jump-out at Flemington on November 11 and worked with stablemate Vandancer on Tuesday.
Godolphin colt Bandipur, a recent Cranbourne trial winner, also galloped at Moonee Valley and trainer John O’Shea’s Melbourne foreman David Charles was happy with the hit-out.
“He trialled well at Cranbourne and we’re very happy with his progress since then,” Charles said.
“We took the opportunity to come here this morning and give him a gallop and a look around Moonee Valley in preparation for Saturday.”