Swats That wins the Thoroughbred Club Stakes (Image: Racing Photos)

Swats That (Image: Racing Photos)

Can Swats That turn the tables?

Co-trainer Troy Corstens admits he will need to have the cards to fall his way if his filly Swats That is to turn the tables on September Run in Saturday's $1.25 million Group 1 Seppelt Wines Newmarket Handicap (1200m) - but he is hopeful if one horse is to do it, his stable star might be the one.

The pair clashed in the Black Caviar Lighting first-up with 1.25 lengths separating the fillies, and Swats That is set to gain a two-kilogram advantage for that outing on Saturday.

"Obviously she needs to find something to try to beat September Run," admitted Corstens, who trains in partnership with his father Leon.

"Maybe the two kilograms and we will be going forward and you'd expect she (September Run) will be back, so if she gets held up in traffic, we will have a red-hot chance.

"I think we are coming out of the right form race, but I have a lot of respect for the other runners.

"She is fantastic, I am very pleased with her."

Swats That was given a quiet trial behind Sirius Suspect and other key Seppelt Wines Newmarket Handicap rivals last Friday at Flemington.

"I wanted Jye (McNeil) to have as many sits on her as possible, so he gave her a quiet trial and then came in again on Tuesday but wasn't asked to do much," explained Corstens.

"It is really funny with these good horses, touch wood, she is just such a pleasure to deal with and just goes about her job and is never sore or anything, so it has all gone to plan."

The Shamus Award filly has come up with the grandstand draw of barrier 18 and is marked as $7.50 second favourite with TAB.

Corstens said there is a strong possibility his filly will line up at The Valley in the $500,000 G1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) on March 19 before a potential trip to Adelaide.

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Malua Racing is set to saddle up three runners on Flemington's Super Saturday program, including Ranting in the $140,000 Listed Incognitus Stakes. The Blue Sapphire winner will carry topweight of 61kg and has had blinkers applied for the first time.

"He worked in the blinkers on Tuesday morning and went excellent," Corstens said.

"I was happy with his run in the Oakleigh Plate, he sort of got stuck in no man's land in the middle section and I think if we had ridden him quieter he would have hit the line hard.

"He is a massive horse, so the weight doesn't bother me down the straight and I think Jamie Kah is a really good engagement for him.

"I'll leave it up to Jamie from the inside gate, but he won't be far off the speed."

Ranting (NZ)

Trainer L.Corstens
Age 3YO
Sex Colt
Colour Brown
Prize Money $353,800
Last 5 318-9
Career 8-1-2-2
POS Jockey Track Date DIST Race WGT MRG Odds

The stable's Fillies Classic winner of the spring, Yes Baby Yes, is also set to take her place in the $200,000 G2 TAB Kewney Stakes (1600m).

"She is really good and I am still really happy with her but she has been up a long time," Corstens admitted.

"Win, lose or draw, she will go to the paddock on Monday.

"The one question I probably have is down the long straight."


Yes Baby Yes

Trainer L.Corstens
Age 3YO
Sex Filly
Colour Bay
Prize Money $388,488
Last 5 12101
Career 12-3-1-0
POS Jockey Track Date DIST Race WGT MRG Odds