James’ 3YO in top Derby order

10 May 2018

Sherrif is ticking all the boxes ahead of his tilt at Saturday’s Gr.1 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville.

“He’s travelled over really well, the horse is thriving,” Cambridge trainer Roger James said.

“The further he has got into his preparation the better he’s handled it. This will be his last run for the campaign.

“He’s done everything in one preparation and it’s a big ask, but I am confident he is considerably above average.

“I am happy with the order he is in but he has to race correctly and we have an awkward barrier at 12.

“If he’s switched off and relaxed with a mile to go I am sure he will feature.”

Sherrif, who will race as High Sherrif in Australia, has won two of his four starts, including a resounding victory in the Gr.3 Manawatu Classic (2000m).

-NZ Racing Desk