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Australian Racing - Racing: Parker praying rain stays away

Connections of Think It Over will be hoping the rain can stay away from Rosehill over the next 24 hours as he prepares to line up in the Group 1 Tancred Stakes.

The son of So You Think's best form has come on top of the ground and trainer Kerry Parker has admitted she is desperate for no more rainfall before tomorrow's feature, for which he is 18/5.

Weather worries for Parker

"I lose more sleep over the weather than his opposition or the horse, but there's not much I can do about it," Parker said.

Nash Rawiller did provide some good news for connections this week, as he successfully appealed the severity of a careless riding suspension, leaving him free to partner the six-year-old.

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Parker is also hoping that Think It Over can stay the 2400-metre trip, the first big staying test he will have faced since finishing fourth in the 2020 Manion Cup, also run over 2400 metres.

"He was doing a lot wrong then. He was over-racing and was just a bit of a goose at that time," Parker added.

Parker happy with improvements

"He was still learning his trade whereas, he listens to the jockey a lot more now and will switch on and switch off when he needs to.

"The further I went in his preparation last time, the better he was winning, so I'm hoping we can get him into that same zone. It leaves a lot more doors open if he can run a good, solid 2400."

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