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Remi Raider edges closer to Derby berth

17 / 01 / 2011 Article by: Editor
Justin Hamer brings Remi Raider back to the unsaddling enclosure with clerk of the course Russell Revell in control
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TRAINER Gary White remained in two minds about whether to aim his highly promising three-year-old Remi Raider at the Cadbury Tasmania Derby next month.

Remi Raider made it two wins in succession when he scored an impressive victory in maiden/class one handicap over 1550m on the Derwent track at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart on Sunday.

Remi Raider was coming off an equally impressive win under lights in Launceston on December 23.

White said he would bypass the Betfair Hobart Guineas (2100m) at Tattersall’s Park next Sunday that is the feature race on the opening day of the AAMI Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival.

In stead he might run the gelding in a benchmark race over 1800m at Devonport on Sunday week.

Remi Raider (Al Samer-Star Of Georgia) showed good early speed to lead and with in-form jockey Justin Hamer aboard the gelding skipped two lengths turning for home.

But Meagher Ofthesword was poised to pounce in the straight and looked set to run straight past White’s horse but Remi Raider refused to wilt and fought back to score by a length with Longway To The Top over two lengths astern.

Listen to what trainer Gary White had to say about Remi Raider