Gentle Happy To Have Destiny In Own Hands

Aug 14, 2012

Destiny Rising, an acceptor at Canterbury on Wednesday, seems on the verge of giving Brian Gentle a breakthrough Sydney metropolitan wn, given the obvious merit in his first race start.

Contesting one of the last Sydney two-year-old races of the 2011-2012 season at Warwick Farm last month, Destiny Rising over-raced near the lead but hit the front at the 200m before conceding only to the fast finishing Urquidez.

" I threw him in the deep end there and he ended up on the worst part of the track on a day which definitly suited swoopers like Urquidez," Gentle said.

" I would expect him to to make natural improvement from the run."

Destiny Rising will be one of the favorites in the Pluck @ Vinery Handicap (1100m) but Gentle wants to asses the depth of the field before deciding to commit the colt to a start from the wide draw.

"The barrier (twelve) is a factor and probably the weight scale of the race is as well," Gentle said

" If he drew a gate he would definitly run but I'll look at some tapes and go through the form before I make a final decision."

Destiny Rising is also an accetor for a three-year-old maiden race at Thursday's Gosford meeting.