Herlihy makes key gear changes

Tony Herlihy is hoping some extra eyewear helps his two main chances at Cambridge today.

Herlihy takes a larger than usual team to today’s meeting but with the added bonus he can head south to drive them for the first time in over four months.

Last Tango In Heaven and Melanion (race 12) make up a powerful combo in the race of the day and Herlihy hopes blinds will help wake Last Tango In Heaven up.

“He got beaten at Alexandra Park last Friday and while he was fresh-up he shut off a bit near the line, which he can do,” says Herlihy.

“So I have out the blinds on and he tends to step ok so if that happens he is probably the better of my two hopes in a race where the backmarkers have to be hard to beat.”

Herlihy has also added sliding blinds to Bohemian Rhapsody for race three after she lost concentration in the home straight at Alexandra Park last Friday as well.

“She was going really well but got to the Lone Star (at the top of the Alex Park straight) and started looking at everything down the straight.

“She is a pretty nice filly and will be better for that and I think the blinds will help her.”

Herlihy also expects a good campaign from returning juvenile filly Mr Kaplan but admits she faces a tough task drawn wide against race fit rivals.”

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