Karalta Invader targets Raider Stakes

27 July 2021 21:05:43 GMTPlus10

Champion reinsman Gareth Rattray believes Karalta Invader is set for a bright future following an impressive all-the-way win on Sunday night.

Karalta Invader has had issues on the injury front but there were no signs of them in Launceston as he defeated Kikkimi by 12 metres to take a comfortable win.

Happy to back

It was an impressive first-up performance and Rattray was just delighted to be back racing following one or two setbacks along the way.

"It was a pretty good effort, and we are pleased to get him back to the races to be honest," Rattray said after the win.

"He has had his fair share of trouble, we had him ready to go a month ago and he had an infection in his leg, and we patched
that up and here we are tonight."

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Raiders Stakes a target

Rattray also believes there is plenty more to come from Karalta Invader who has a bright future ahead of him if he can stay injury free.

The Raiders Stakes to be raced at Devonport in September looks to be on the agenda but Rattray says it is too early to make a decision.

"All being healthy and sound, I think he is a Raider Stakes prospect, and if everything goes his way, I think he would be a serious chance, but there is a long way to go yet," he added.

Meanwhile it was a good night for the Rattray's as brother Todd trained and drove Harjeet to his first victory since returning to action this campaign, while uncle Kent Rattray also made it to the winners circle with Stormy Sanz.

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