Canberra Legend Looking To Bounce Back
Canberra Legend was sent out as a $4.20 favourite in his Australian Debut for UK trainer James Ferguson when he tackled the $750,000 Rosehill Gold Cup, however he was unable to deliver when finishing over two lengths off the winner.
Schiller has a familiar rapport with the Legend runners having ridden stablemate Land Legend to a first up win on his Australian debut and takes over from jockey Kerrin McEvoy for this weekends ride on Canberra Legend.
"Watching the replay I'm not so sure he was as disappointing as some people seem to think he was," Schiller said.
"He was tardy away and then worked forward the other day and I thought he stuck on pretty well considering the work he did early.
"I haven't spoken to Chris but from a better draw maybe we tuck him in behind the speed and hopefully we won't have to do too much work.
"I'm sure he will appreciate a bit more of an even tempo and the step up in trip."
Canberra Legend and Land Legend have both been transferred to Australian trainer Chris Waller and with Land Legend already in the Paddock, Canberra Legend will join him there after Saturdays run.
"He's a nice big strong horse and I don't doubt the staying ability of English horses," Waller said.
"James wasn't too disappointed with the horse's performance in the Rosehill Gold Cup, he just thought he's a horse that needs further.
"He was actually quite surprised he was as short as he was in betting.
"We are making the most of the fitness he's got and the condition James (Ferguson) sent him out in."
"We won't go any further than Saturday but hopefully he can show us enough to be on a Sydney Cup preparation in the autumn."