IN-FORM Jerilderie trainer Phil Sweeney has warned punters that today’s $15,000 Benchmark 75 Handicap (1400 metres) may be a fraction short for his handy galloper Cee Cee ‘N’ Dry.
Cee Cee ‘N’ Dry is second-up after finishing third at Albury last month over 1175 metres when resuming from a 16-week spell.
While Cee Cee ‘N’ Dry has had one previous win over today’s distance, Sweeney said he doesn’t expect to see the best of his four-year-old gelding until he gets over a mile.
“It was a nice run first-up without winning,” Sweeney said.
“He should still run a nice race today with Brett Cavanough’s horse (Price Of Glory) and Brad Witt’s horse (Gunner) the testing material.
“I’m very happy with the horse and if he can win today I will look at it as a bonus.”
Cee Cee ‘N’ Dry hit a purple patch of form last preparation, stringing together four consecutive wins, all over a mile.
“He improved a lot last preparation,” he said.
“The most pleasing thing was that he wasn’t just winning, he was winning by fairly big margins.”
Cee Cee ‘N’ Dry will be ridden by apprentice Jye McNeil who has partnered the gelding to three of his previous five career wins.