Ripper run from Ritchie filly

Let Her Rip (Lisa Allpress) caused the TAB to slash her NZ 1000 Guineas odds with this Te Rapa win today. (Photo: Kenton Wright, Race Images).

Let Her Rip (Lisa Allpress) caused the TAB to slash her NZ 1000 Guineas odds with this Te Rapa win today. (Photo: Kenton Wright, Race Images).

Shaune Ritchie let rip with an early warning to rival trainers of classic contenders at Te Rapa today.

The Cambridge horseman produced Let Her Rip for an emphatic resuming victory in the Hinuera Lodge 1200 ahead of feature age group racing at Hastings where the Gr. 2 Sacred Falls Hawke’s Bay Guineas and the Gr. 3 Windsor Park/Hawke’s Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail Stakes will be contested.

Ritchie had also paid up with Let Her Rip in tomorrow’s Gold Trail, but he opted to stay closer to home to avoid a stable clash.

“She’s always showed plenty of ability and she could have gone to Hastings, but I’ve got Sally’s Mustang there for the same owners and she’s pretty much a firm tracker whereas this filly can handle wet ground,” he said.

Let Her Rip is now likely to run in the Listed Soliloquy Stakes at Ellerslie on October 24 before heading to Christchurch.

Let Her Rip’s dominance at Te Rapa has seen her odds slashed to $5 equal favouritism with Serious Satire for the Gr. 1 NZB 1000 Guineas at Riccarton on November 14.

Rider Lisa Allpress settled Let Her Rip at the back of the field before angling wide on the turn and they thundered down the outside to easily reel in Untamed Diamond and Xtravagant.

“It’s good to get on a horse like this and I was always happy to follow Matt Cameron (on Xtravagant),” she said. “I didn’t hit her behind the saddle and she had plenty left.”

Let Her Rip won one of her two starts in New Zealand last season and wound up her juvenile campaign in Melbourne with a fifth placing after jumping well to land in front in the Listed Anzac Day Stakes.

“Not many two-year-olds lead all the way over 1400 metres at Flemington and Craig Williams was happy with her and he said she would make the grade over there,” said Ritchie. “Maybe we’ll go back in the autumn.”

NZ Racing Desk.