Champion Sydney jockey Nash Rawiller has accepted an provide to ride star Queensland sprinter Buffering in the Group One BTC Cup and Group One particular Doomben ten,000 later on this month.
Rawiller was approached final week to ride the son of Mossman in the BTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday week but could not give trainer Rob Heathcote a commitment at the time.
Damian Browne has been Buffering’s regular rider and rode in Adelaide final Saturday when Buffering was due to begin in the washed-out Group Two Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm.
Jim Byrne deputised aboard Buffering when the gelding romped property by seven lengths in the weight-for-age Coca-Cola Amatil Handicap (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Wednesday.
Buffering firmed to a $ 2.80 favourite with TAB Sportsbet following his Eagle Farm win with Sydney gallopers Pinwheel and Sea Siren following best at $ seven.
Heathcote was delighted to verify Rawiller had accepted the Buffering ride in the two Queensland sprints.
Heathcote landed his very first Group One particular in the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield during the Melbourne autumn carnival and is hunting down the barrel at his second success at elite degree with Buffering in the BTC Cup.
“He’s been racing against the finest two sprinters in the globe in Black Caviar and Hay Checklist and he put them to the sword these days,” Heathcote mentioned.
“He deserves to be favourite for the BTC Cup and he’ll probably have a number of far more points shaved off him right after today’s win.”