Ragazzo Mach ready to trial in Aussie

Ragazzo Mach ready to trial in Aussie

Bruce Stewart

24th November 2021

Former Southland star three-year Ragazzo Mach is set down to trial on Sunday in Western Australia for his new trainer Mike Reed.

“He was ready to trial a month ago, but he got an abscess in his foot. It broke out and put a big hole in the foot, so we had to back off him. He’ll be a bit underdone for the trial, but it’ll sharpen him up,” Reed said.

Reed added that he’s extremely impressed with what he’s seen.

“I’ve never driven him in fast work but Mark, my son has. He came off the track on Sunday morning and said ‘ …. he’s a nice horse.”

Reed said providing he pulls up well after the trial, Ragazzo Mach will go to the races in a week at either Pinjarra or Gloucester Park.

“He’s a horse with a good attitude and nicely gaited. I was talking to Nathan (Williamson – former trainer), and he said anything he does on the track he’ll do twice as much in a race. He really switches on.”

Reed said races such as the Four-Year-Old Gold Nugget will be targetted and if he shapes up, he may take him east.