Mick Price’s superstar sprinter, Lankan Rupee is set to tackle next week’s Group 3 Spring Stakes at Morphettville. The five-time Group 1 winner has been lightly raced over recent years due to injury but the 2013/14 Australian Racehorse of the Year looks to be back in form after his second placing in Saturday’s Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes at Sandown.
Lankan Rupee won seven of his eight races in season 2013/14 including three Group Ones taking out the Oakleigh Plate, Newmarket Handicap and TJ Smith Stakes. The following season he added the Manikato and Lightning Stakes to his impressive CV.
Next Saturday’s WFA Spring Stakes has had some quality winners over the last few years including Rebel Raider (2010) and Happy Trails (2012).