Danleigh Looking for Back to Back wins in 2011 George Ryder Stakes

March 30th, 2011

Danleigh will be looking to make it back to back George Ryder Stakes victories this Saturday at Rosehill.

The Chris Waller trained seven year old won the race last year ahead of Dao Dao and King Mufhasa, and comes into the 2011 George Ryder in career best form.

Danleigh won the race last year coming off a third in the Chipping Norton, but after winning the Chipping Norton this year, Waller has every right to believe his charge goes into the race with the best possible chance.

“Everything has gone right for this horse this preparation,” Waller said.

“Once you get these old boys fired up they know what to do,” continued Waller.

Hugh Bowman has again been booked for Danleigh who will look to become the first horse to claim back to back wins in the George Ryder Stakes since the great Lonhro achieved the feat back in 2004.

Danleigh comes into the 2011 George Ryder Stakes off the same preparation that saw him win the race last year.

Last year he won the Apollo Stakes before finishing third in the Chipping Norton. This year Waller has followed the same plan and Danleigh finished 6th in the Apollo before winning the Chipping Norton.

Danleigh will be given every chance in the 2011 George Ryder as the speed in the race should suit his get back and swoop late style of racing.

Danleigh has raced over the 1500m at Rosehill twice for a win and a second.