HYPNOS READY TO IMPROVE SAYS WELLWOOD

HYPNOS READY TO IMPROVE SAYS WELLWOOD

Co-trainer Robert Wellwood is expecting New Zealand three-year-old Hypnos to bounce back from his last-start defeat in the Grunt Standing at Yulong Handicap (1440m) earlier in the month when he takes his chance in the $A80,000 Ladbrokes Odds Boost Handicap (1600m) at the Sandown Lakeside track tomorrow.

“His work has been right up to scratch so we’d like to think he could go close to a win,” Wellwood said.

“We’ve dropped him back from three-year-old company to a Benchmark 78 mile even though it was a pretty good run last time (for sixth at Caulfield). But the winner carried nine kilos less, the second horse eight kilos less and the third horse nine kilos less, so it looks like he’s weighted out of those three-year-old races.

“He’s got 61 kilos this weekend but we’re claiming a couple off with Michael Poy. He’ll probably have this run over there and one more. We could maybe look at the Listed Winter Championship Final at Flemington on July 6.”

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