Semowillrev is a graduate of the 2016 Australian Pacing Gold Sale, and 12 months ago Hayes recorded the Derby with Scooterwillrev, who joined his steady by means of the Melbourne APG sale ring in 2015.
” I need to confess I was a lot more positive with Scooterwillrev in 2015,” Hayes stated. “With that in mind, he had things a little bit more his method than Semowillrev does.
” They both came out of the APG Sale, so possibly history can duplicate itself.”
Semowillrev, who boasts an enforcing record of 7 wins and a 3rd from 9 getaways, is the sole starter drawn along the 2nd line, however that is no issue to Hayes.
” I anticipated him to extract back as he hasn’t seen the front all year,” Hayes included. “Maybe I broke a mirror or something that I’m uninformed of.
” It’s made it harder on him versus some quality opposition, however he’s prepared to run an excellent race.
” I understand he missed out on the placements for the very first time last start when racing versus the older horses, however I simply do not believe he dealt with the rough, windy conditions too well.
” He appears well within himself and is working as excellent as ever, so now we’ll simply expect the very best.”
Hayes likewise ranks Emma Stewart’s Maraetai as the primary threat.
” Maraetai is certainly the one to beat,” Hayes stated. “He has actually been racing well in leading business and no doubt Emma will have him in leading shape.”