Huge rating by Cameron

You only have to listen to the high praise from Matt Cameron to know the unbeaten Let Me Roar can manage the big climb in class from her Rating 75 win at Pukekohe today to taking on open-class fillies and mares in a Listed event next start.

Opie Bosson was aboard Let Me Roar in her winning debut at Rotorua on December 27 and Cameron (pictured) has been in the saddle for both her last two starts.

Matt Cameron11He guided the Rip Van Winkle filly to a six-length Rating 65 1200-metre win at Pukekohe on April 10 and that form has stacked up very well with the runner-up that day, Playboy Prince, having been unbeaten in his next two starts, the latest at Pukekohe today.

Let Me Roar was accepted for the Gr. 3 Inglis Sales Cambridge Breeders Stakes at Te Rapa last Saturday, but a wide draw saw her withdrawn and saved for today’s Pukekohe meeting.

“If she drew well at Te Rapa I think she would have pushed him (Xtravagant),” said Cameron.

That’s a huge call from Cameron, who has been Xtravagant’s regular rider and rode him to a two and three-quarter length win to go with his Group One wins in the Sothys NZ 2000 Guineas and NRM Sprint.

Let Me Road settled fourth on the outer and ranged up to challenge with 400 metres to run today and was hotly pursued by Highflyer before drawing clear to win by a length and a quarter.

“She wasn’t happy in the slow ground,” said Cameron. “She kept changing back to the inside leg.

“She learnt a lot from today. In her first two starts she led, but today it was good to be able to take a sit with her and she let down well.”

Right from the outset her trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have held the half-sister to the stable’s ill-fated Gr. 1 Victoria Derby winner Lion Tamer in high regard.

“She’s a very good filly – we’ve thought that for some time,” said Baker. “She’s still a bit fragile but she’ll make it.”

Let Me Roar’s next mission is the Listed $50,000 Rotorua Stakes, a fillies and mares 1400 metres at Rotorua tomorrow week and it could again be a celebration for her owner and co-breeder, Windsor Park Stud.