Putting the band back together!


    NEW South Wales driver Ashlee Grives is looking for to reuniting with Ameretto tomorrow night.

    Grives previously trained the six-year-old before sending her south to premier horsewoman Kerryn Manning last May.

    Since then Ameretto has been in devastating form, including winning her last six starts in stylish fashion.

    As such, the daughter of Million Dollar Cam has earned a berth in the Victoria Cup at Tabcorp Park Melton, however, Manning is unable to take the drive.

    Manning will fulfil her bridesmaid duties at a friend’s wedding, leaving Grives to once again take the reins behind the top mare.

    “I’m really excited to be driving her in the Cup,” Grives said. “To be in a race such as this is amazing.

    “She’s in great form and hopefully will run a very good race.”

    Although drawn well in barrier two, Ameretto faces a tough task in her Grand Circuit debut.

    Not only is she the only member of the ‘fairer sex’ in the elite field, no mare has managed to capture the Group One since its inception in 1974.

    “It is a step up in grade and won’t be easy,” Grives said. “She has a good draw, but I feel there will be plenty of speed on early.

    “We’ll just have to play it by ear once the race starts and see where she lands in the run.

    “If she can get a good run she will let the boys know she is there.”



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