Lordhelpmerun draws well for Belgravia

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
Shaun McGruddy and Lordhelpmerun hold on to beat Lady Cosmology in the WA Sires Produce Stakes at Ascot.
Camera IconShaun McGruddy and Lordhelpmerun hold on to beat Lady Cosmology in the WA Sires Produce Stakes at Ascot. Credit: Simon Merritt/Western Racepix

Impressive youngster Lordhelpmerun has drawn perfectly as the Steve Wolfe-trained runner prepares to tackle a crack field in Saturday's listed $100,000 Belgravia Stakes (1200m) at Ascot.

One of the most promising two-year-olds in WA last season, Lordhelpmerun won the Group 3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) and finished third in the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m).

The Playing God gelding lumped 60kg when resuming at Belmont on August 29, running home strongly in the final 600m to be second to Pablo’s Poem.

Wolfe has the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) on November 24 as the main target for Lordhelpmerun.

Stable jockey Shaun McGruddy this week made the decision to ride Lordhelpmerun for the rest of his campaign, and the pair will jump from barrier three with 58kg on Saturday.

There will be plenty of Albany representation as Roy Rogers also has two runners engaged in the feature race.

Smart type Zetorio, who has won two of his five career starts, will face his biggest test in the Belgravia while Ionyx has also gained a start and is set to resume after last competing in the WA Sires’ Produce Stakes.

Jason Whiting will be aboard Zetorio who has gate two while Daniel Staeck will ride Ionyx.

Albany will hold trials tomorrow after the original barrier trials to be held last Friday were cancelled because of unexpected rainfall the night before.

Eight trails were scheduled last week and a similar amount are expected to be run tomorrow, with nominations dominated by Wolfe and Rogers.

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