Troy Corstens Confident on Caulfield Chances

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Thu 13th August 2020

Troy Corstens is quietly confident about his chances on Saturday, with runners in the three Group races at Caulfield on P.B. Lawrence Day.

The Leon & Troy Corstens team have exciting colt Ranting ($6) in the Group 3 Vain Stakes, lightly raced filly Icantoo ($13) in the Group 3 Quezette, and winter campaigner Morrissy ($17) a knockout chance in the Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes.

On RSN, asked if Morrissy could take on the returning Group horses beginning their spring, Corsten replied, “It’s a real question mark, isn’t it?”

“He’s really fit, he’s in a great run of form at the moment. He’ll go to the front and make his own play and hopefully have a fitness edge that might get him over the line,” Corstens said.

The son of Snitzel is a track and trip specialist, with two wins from four attempts, and if ridden forward, looks to be in the race for a long way.

Watch Morrissy’s last start win over the same 1400m at Caulfield:

When asked about three-year-old colt Ranting, Corstens said “He’s going really well… he’s come back bigger and better and we’re really looking forward to seeing him going around on Saturday.”

“Yeah he [Ranting] can definitely win, he’s a really high class horse…I’m confident with the tactics in place on Saturday,” he said.

Ranting ($6) is currently on the third line of betting, behind favourite Hydro Star ($2.80), and Rulership ($3).

The stable also has lightly raced filly Icantoo lining up in the Group 3 Quezette, who Corstens thinks is good value at the $13 quote, but has drawn awkwardly.

From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.