Blackiston Confident of Repeating Upset in 2014 The BMW

April 1st, 2014

Melbourne-based trainer Nigel Blackiston is confident relatively unheralded entrant Let’s Make Adeal has the class and skill to not only compete in this weekend’s 2014 The BMW (2400m), but also cause a huge boilover to win at huge odds.

Trainer Nigel Blackiston is confident Let's Make Adeal can figure in this weekend's The BMW

Trainer Nigel Blackiston is confident Let's Make Adeal can figure in this weekend's The BMW. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Not unfamiliar to success in the leading event for stayers on Golden Slipper day, Blackiston famously saddled little-known hopeful Littorio to victory ahead of a vastly talented field in the 2010 edition of The BMW, and told TVN he doesn’t see any reason by Let’s Make Adeal can’t replicate the memorable feat this Saturday.

“Her lead-up run into the race was very similar to Littorio’s” Blackiston said on Tuesday morning.

Having produced a strong turn of foot to run from the rear of the field and finish fourth in the Group 3 Sky High Stakes (1900m) at Rosehill Gardens two weeks ago, Blackiston was pleased with the classy Red Ransom mare’s final hit-out in Sydney this morning, believing the four-year-old is now nicely capped off.

“She worked over about 2000 metres this morning with Silent Achiever, Roger James’ mare, and their work was strong and they finished pretty much together” Blackiston added.

“This was always the plan to run in The BMW on her way to the Sydney Cup and everything has gone according to plan so far.”

Amassing two wins and seven places from only six competitive races so far, Let’s Make Adeal has steadily built to the task over her current preparation, following up a reasonably forgettable run for eighth in the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) first-up with an unlucky run for seventh in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) prior to the Sky High Stakes.

Figuring amongst a particularly talented list on nominations for the 2014 The BMW, Let’s Make Adeal is currently given little hope of success at Rosehill Gardens this weekend; currently offered to punters at a particularly generous quote of $41.

Having returned to the track in typically strong form following his 2013 Melbourne Cup triumph on the first Tuesday of November, Peter Young Stakes and Australian Cup champion Fiorente is understandably leading betting markets for the 2014 BMW at $4 odds, ahead of It’s A Dundeel ($4.40), Silent Achiever ($5.50) and 2012 Melbourne Cup champion Green Moon ($6.50).

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