Singleton’s filly preparing for a rematch in Tyers Park sprint

HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton has often used Tyers Park as a happy hunting ground for his sizeable stable and this Friday it will be a scene for potential revenge.

Singleton’s filly Caper takes on the Benchmark 60 Handicap (1,100 metres) in a bid to take down the horse who previously bested her at the Bathurst track.

BATHURST BOUND: Christian Reith has the ride on Scott Singleton's Caper for the Benchmark 60 Handicap (1,100 metres) at Tyers Park on Friday. Photo: AAP, BRENDAN ESPOSITO

BATHURST BOUND: Christian Reith has the ride on Scott Singleton's Caper for the Benchmark 60 Handicap (1,100 metres) at Tyers Park on Friday. Photo: AAP, BRENDAN ESPOSITO

That runner is Magic Missile, trained by former Bathurst resident Bjorn Baker.

Magic Missile finished two lengths clear of Caper, who came home third, but now the weights rise in her favour.

The gap in weight between the two runners will extend by 1.5 kilos and will play a big role in helping Caper try and chase down her opponent.

“She does most things right and she should be right up there on the speed,” Singleton said.

“She’s only a three-year-old filly, so she’s still learning, but she only finished two lengths behind the favourite.”

Another of Singleton’s runners to watch at the Bathurst meeting will be Court Victory.

The veteran runner is the top weight for the day’s highest-graded race, the Benchmark 70 Handicap (1,300 metres).

“He has been struggling a little bit, probably because he shot up through the handicapping so quick during his last preparation,” he said. 

“I think he looks good in this and it the track should perfectly suit him.”

Court Victory wasn’t far away when he picked up back-to-back third placings before running a disappointing eighth in his latest start at Goulburn.

She does most things right and she should be right up there on the speed.

Scott Singleton

Singleton said the eight-year-old can hit back at Tyers Park.

“Goulburn doesn’t really suit him, so going off those couple of runs beforehand I think he should be right in this,” he said.

“He is getting a bit long in the tooth but he’s still sound as a bell.”