Neasham believes a lack of talent won’t stop her million dollar runner, Man In The Mirror come Saturday’s Group 1 Inglis Sires’ at Randwick but is wary of the elements in the lead up to his biggest start to date.
Trainer Neasham believes Man In The Mirror is blessed with lots of talent but the Heavy conditions at Randwick over the 1400m are a concern.
“He was superb at Flemington last start on the drier track, ran a really brave race but wasn't effective here on the wet track before.
“I am hoping the forecast is wrong and it will dry up a bit.
“I think he will handle rain-affected tracks but I don’t think he would want it absolutely bottomless.”
When the son of Not A Single Doubt ran last time out he was able to perform well on a dry surface at Flemington but his first race on the heavy at Rosehill found him wanting with a 5th place finish in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes.
He returns to the same venue on day one of The Championships after fighting on strongly to finish within a length of Let’srollthedice when second in the Group Two VRC Sire Produce at Flemington last start.
There was a lot expected from the $1.8m yearling purchase and Neasham believes he has grown a lot from his interstate travel.
“I think he has improved a lot from that trip down to Melbourne,” Neasham said.
“I find travelling those two-year-olds really brings them on and I have noticed a real difference in him.
“He was always quite casual but he has really woken up and more on the job since he has come back from Melbourne.
Hugh Bowmam will take over the ride of Man In The Mirror in the Inglis’ Sires where the colt is currently rated a $26 outsider with TAB.