Westbury Classic next stop for Let Her Rip

Let Her Rip earning her Westbury Classic start with a decisive win at New Plymouth recently.

Let Her Rip earning her Westbury Classic start with a decisive win at New Plymouth recently.

In-form mare Let Her Rip has black-type targets ahead of her.

Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie will give the four-year-old her first chance in the Gr.2 Westbury Classic over 1400 metres at Ellerslie on Saturday week.

“There’s some very good mares around at the moment, but she’s entitled to have a crack at it and that will be a good test for her,” said Ritchie. “If she runs very well then she could go to the New Zealand Breeders’ Stakes at Te Aroha a month later.

“There is a little question mark about the mile, but she won well over 1400 metres on a slow track the other day.”

Let Her Rip, who advanced her record to four victories from 14 starts at New Plymouth last start, has had two previous attempts at a mile.

She finished fifth in last season’s Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas and was subsequently unplaced over the trip at Sandown during a three-start Victorian campaign.

– NZ Racing Desk.