COMEBACK pacer Sunny Sanz should have little trouble continuing to make up for lost time despite a difficult draw on Hobart on Sunday night.
Unbeaten from three starts last season, Sunny Sanz made his first appearance since scoring in Launceston on April 15, 2018 when he returned to the same venue last weekend.
Despite his long absence the son of Sportswriter outclassed his rivals to score in 1:58.6 over 1680 metres.
The exciting Kent Rattray-trained gelding was sidelined after injuring his suspensory in his off-side front leg.
“He did a suspensory right behind his knee,” Rattray said. “It was a disappointing blow as I felt like we left a lot of money on the table last season.
“It appears to be ok now but with those kinds of things you don’t really know.
“That said, I am really happy with him and thought he went better than I expected, but he had to win that race.
“He came home ate up, had gallop next morning and it was pleasing to see him handle it so well.
“He’s pulled up a treat and now we’ll go around again.”
Beginning from barrier four upon his return, Sunny Sanz has drawn wide on the second row in his pending engagement.
“It’s going to be a lot tougher on him second-up,” Rattray said. “The draw isn’t the best and he will have to be put into the race at some stage.”
Rattray also has consistent filly Karalta Moondance in the field with the daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven also drawn the back line.
Winner at Devonport two starts ago Karalta Moondance was runner-up behind classy colt Resurgent Storm at her most recent outing.
“She is going well but will need luck,” Rattray said. “She hasn’t raced for a few weeks and is normally better when her runs are close together, but she needed the freshen up.”