Gytrash after winning the Black Caviar Lightning (Image: Racing Photos)
South Australian sprinter Gytrash is ready for his next challenge when he steps out at The Valley on Friday night in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) according to trainer Gordon Richards.
Having won the G1 Black Caviar Lightning (1200m) and then finished third in the G1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m), Richards believes his four-year-old will be suited by The Valley.
“Obviously it's an unknown, but I think he'll enjoy the Valley and the tempo of the race that I'm expecting,” he said.
“They said they won't go hard with Pippie but looking at the barriers and the race shape I think that's impossible, so we should get the perfect run behind them with a nice tempo.
“The favourite Bivouac is drawn inside of us in barrier 1, so hopefully we're outside of it and can keep it in a pocket for as long as possible."
WATCH: Gytrash's Black Caviar Lightning win
The four-year-old gelding by Lope de Vega will pursue his regular 'hit-and-run mission' that has been so successful this preparation already.
"He was on the water walker this morning, he'll travel over tonight (Thursday), race Friday and then head back on Saturday," Richards said.
Richards is already in Melbourne having sent Crown Mint to Sandown on Wednesday for a win with Joe Bowditch in the saddle.
"He's a good horse, we've always known it and he showed that yesterday," he added.
"I might just tip him out now and wait for some of the better races in Spring from him."
That victory meant that Richards has now had 10 winners from his past 20 runners in Victoria.
WATCH: Crown Mint's Sandown win