Alison Smith's Absolute Ripper will head to Warwick Farm on Wednesday to compete in the $45,000 Schweppes Handicap (1000m) and will hope to improve on a run of three consecutive fourth-place finishes this preparation.
The seven-year-old mare's been a model of consistency since coming back from a spell in February but hasn't raced in almost a month, her last start coming on April 17 at Towac Park.
The good four surface at Warwick Farm should suit the sprinter, as will the 1000m distance.
As has been the case with Smith-trained horses in recent times, Absolute Ripper's drawn barrier 10 which is less than ideal but manageable.
Sam Marco will be a prospect to look out for on Wednesday as the Peter Ball-trained horse is coming off a first-up win at Newcastle on April 11. Hugh Bowman will be in the saddle for Joey's Destiny who's freshened and looks a good chance from the sixth barrier. Race three jumps at 2pm.
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