Inexperience a concern for Ritchie

Redeem The Dream scoring in fine style at Te Rapa last start.

Redeem The Dream (Leith Innes) scoring in fine style at Te Rapa last start.

A lack of ring craft is the only reservation that Shaune Ritchie has about Redeem The Dream’s winning prospects in Sunday’s Listed Race 4 Life BMW Salver at Ellerslie.

“He’s a lovely, strong horse with the talent, but he’s only had the two races so he lacks race experience,” he said.

“I want to give him a look around Ellerslie and if he can bank a cheque for first or second then that would get him into the Derby and we could sit back and plan a programme.”

Owned by IDL Racing Ltd, Redeem The Dream finished fifth on debut over 1400 metres at Te Rapa on October 24 then in his only other start he returned to Te Rapa to score a strong win over 1600.

Leith Innes was aboard in the Te Rapa win and will again take the mount this weekend when Redeem The Dream will clash with two other Cambridge gallopers, Georgethefifth and Smiling Touch.

–NZ Racing Desk