Why Choose Her too fat after time off

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Why Choose Her and apprentice jockey Jade McNaught will start from barrier four in the Quayclean Handicap (1200m) tomorrow. Picture: Anita McInnes

GINGIN trainer Ashley Maley is confident Why Choose Her will do her best in the Quayclean Handicap (1200m) tomorrow even though she has returned a bit fat after a six-week spell.

Maley said Why Choose Her who was a very good doer had put on too much weight and he was finding it difficult to get the extra weight off her.

Apprentice jockey Jade McNaught has been booked for the ride and with her 1.5kg claim the four-year-old mare will carry 52.5kg.

Why Choose her will jump from barrier four and Maley said the Jim Taylor-trained Carocapo, who has drawn barrier five, will be the biggest challenge.

Maley said he was frustrated with Red Publisher’s situation.

“He’s always carrying a lot of weight and can’t seem to get rid of any points,’’ he said.

“He’s had bad luck in draws and in the last couple of races has been taken right out of his comfort zone.’’

Red Publisher, who last won in March, has drawn gate 11 in the Amelia Park Handicap (1600m) and even with McNaught’s claim will lug 58kg.

But Maley said he was still a good chance even at that weight.

In the final race on Kingston Town Classic Day his other galloper Push to Pass will be ridden by apprentice jockey Chris Graham.

Push to Pass has drawn barrier four in the Crown Perth Handicap (2100m) and with Graham’s 3kg claim will carry 53kg.

Maley said Push to Pass was a reasonably good chance and that his previous run had been full of merit.

“He started in a god position but had been carted back due to slow horses in front of him.

“British Bessy is his main challenge it it’s a fair track.’’

He said the track had only suited leaders last week.