RISING star Sunny Sanz is expected to bounce back to his best in Launceston on Sunday night.
Experiencing his first defeat at his fifth start a fortnight ago, Sunny Sanz is engaged in a Globe Derby Prelude for trainer Kent Rattray.
Disappointed the son of Sportswriter had his perfect record broken, Rattray is positive Sunny Sanz can make a swift return to the winners’ circle.
“It was disappointing to see him beaten, but I’m more disappointed he got fired up, which he has never done before,” Rattray said.
“It was just circumstances which brought about his undoing.
“I’ve tried to change it up a little with him since then and can’t see any reason why he should fire up again.”
To be driven by John Walters, Sunny Sanz has drawn to settle forward from barrier five.
The three-year-old’s main danger, Resurgent Storm, is the sole runner along the back row.
“He comes out well and will go forward from that draw,” Rattray said. “Resurgent Storm is a nice type and is the one to beat.
“Resurgent Storm’s stablemate Sutter Star is also a consistent type and should go well again from barrier three.
“That said I wouldn’t be looking to swap my bloke for any of the others in the race.”
Should all according to plan Sunny Sanz will progress to the Final on June 9.
“I’ll be pretty shocked if he doesn’t make it to the Final,” Rattray said. “After that we’ll have to see what kind of draw and luck he gets.”