Late bloomer Mandalay Rose is looking to continue her impressive start to her racing career at Young on Friday night.
After striking trouble on debut and losing all chance, the five-year-old has won her next two races for Coolamon trainer-driver Daryll Perrot.
After charging from barrier six for an all the way win at Leeton last week, Perrot declared her the best horse he’s trained.
However he’s unsure just how long he’ll keep the daughter of American Ideal.
The mare is bred and owned by the Riverina’s leading trainer Shaun Snudden and is expected to return to the Narrandera horseman following a spell.
Snudden sent Perrot the mare for her early work and it’s a move that has worked.
“Shaun and I did a bit of a swapsies as he can’t educate and break in young horses because of the track he’s got,” Perrot said.
“It just doesn’t work for him so I took two for him and he took Weliveinhope then later To Infinitynbeyond while I was busy with work.”
Mandalay Rose won’t be able to show her gatespeed after drawing the second row in the Young Hotel Ladyship Pace (2100m) but Perrot is expecting another forward showing.
A Menangle Country Series heat in his sights but no decision will be made until after the race.
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