Risk Aversion resumes

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Every now and then through the midweek races there are some really nice types kick off their preparations. Tomorrow is one of those occasions where we see a lightly raced mare with a lot of upside resume.

Risk Aversion is in race one at Doomben for trainer Michael Lakey. She has only had the two career starts so far, with the first being a narrow defeat on a heavy track and the other a very strong win over Shezamyth before having a break. I asked Michael if she had trialled and what he expected of her at Doomben. “She had one short trial and I was really happy and she just finished in behind them. We just rode her quite, she hit the line pretty well, and the form out of the trial looks alright. She is fit enough but is going from a maiden to a class 4, so it is a jump in class.” Lakey said.

He also said that she is well related and is a natural galloper. The stable have never asked her to do much and they feel that she will just keep improving.

Michael expects Risk Aversion to run well and I’m pretty keen to see how she goes first up. She would be helped if they run along a bit, and will be better over a little further, but she is a nice type and we can expect her to be very hard to beat.

*You can find out more about Michael Lakey at his website, including his staff and horses he has available to race with him.


**For the people who follow the Blackbook section ANABAA’S LEGACY is racing at Mornington Race 4 on Wednesday.

*For the other punters out there, some midweek selections can be found at the bottom of yesterday’s Blackbook article.

*In other racing news MOUDRE will not race in the spring after a tendon injury.