Looking for a ‘suite as’ debut

Looking for a 'suite as' debut

With breeding on his side and a promising trial under his belt, Sacred Suite is ready to make his long anticipated debut on Tuesday at Kembla Grange in the $35,000 maiden 1200 metres.

The son of Sacred Falls has been slow to mature as is the trait of many of Sacred Falls progeny but Go Racing Syndicate Manager Albert Bosma believes their patience will pay off long term.

“He’s incredibly well bred and is a half-brother to four stakes performers including the fellow Chris Waller-trained filly, Ballet Suite.”

Another big name has a high opinion of the horse. Legendary jockey Glen Boss was on board for the trial at Warwick Farm in late March and liked what he felt under saddle. “He was slightly nervous prior to the trial and was a bit unsettled in the gates, but he did everything right and it was a very good performance.”

Since trialling Chris has continued to work on Sacred Suite’s confidence to help him lose the nervous energy and learn how to relax. “He is a nice horse around the stables and good to work with and this nervousness is something that will continue to improve as he gets more experienced,” says Chris.

“Tuesday looks to be a good starting point for Sacred Suite and I look forward to seeing him get his career underway. He will no doubt take a lot of benefit out of the race but I really liked his last trial and based on that, I expect him to run well. Blaike McDougall will ride.”

Sacred Suite is into barrier 5 and from there should be able to slot in mid field, relax and be doing his best work on the line. It’s a strong field with short-priced favourite, Battle Ground with three starts for three seconds, the biggest threat.

There is also a slight question mark over a track that will be bordering on heavy. “His last trial was on a soft 7 which gives us confidence and based on this, we do expect him to handle it,”  says Albert. “Should be suite as.”