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Rawiller – ‘Solar charging’


nashSydney’s champion jockey Nash Rawiller believes a gear change could help former top juvenile Solar Charged return to winning form in the Coolmore 3YO Fillies Handicap (1100m) at Scone on Saturday.
Sydney’s champion jockey Nash Rawiller believes a gear change could help former top juvenile Solar Charged return to winning form in the Coolmore 3YO Fillies Handicap (1100m) at Scone on Saturday.

The John O’Shea-trained filly hasn’t won a race since last October when Rawiller was last aboard and after a recent barrier trial win the top hoop believes Solar Charged can recapture her form.

“She trialled really well but I felt she didn’t seem as focused as when I was riding her this time last year,” Rawiller said.

“I recommended they put the blinkers on her and I think that’s what John’s going to do.”

The daughter of Charge Forward has raced 13 times for three wins and five placings but has never worn blinkers.

“It’s the first time she’s worn them so it’s a bit of a punt but I’m pretty confident it’ll come off,” he said.

Solar Charged is favourite for Saturday’s event paying $3.60 in fixed odds betting at TAB Sportsbet.