SIMON Ryan rates the Patrick Payne trained Sweet Lullaby as the one to beat in the $40,000 Great Western Steeplechase at Coleraine on Sunday.
Ryan saddles up veteran jumper Dormello Mo in the feature race of the three jumping races on the seven event card.
Dormello Mo lost his rider at the first fence in a steeplechase at Coleraine last Sunday but Ryan said the ten-year-old was not injured in the mishap.
"Dormello Mo took no harm from the incident," the Warrnambool based trainer said.
"He seemed to slip on the flat after the jump. We're in well on the weights at Coleraine with the three kilogram claim for Ronan Short but Sweet Lullaby is the one to beat.
"She's won her two steeplechase starts and appears to be well weighted and to top it off she's trained by Patrick so you know she'll be fit. I've given Dormello Mo an easy week since his Casterton run.
"There's still a couple of jumps races at Ballarat next week and in South Australia in a few weeks. I'm undecided if we'll go to any of them or go to the paddock. It all depends how he runs at Coleraine."
Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse, who trains in partnership with Adrian Bott accepted with Diamond Star Halo in a maiden hurdle and the last start Casterton jumps winner Northern Voyage runs in a restricted hurdle.
The first race is scheduled to start at 1.00pm with the last of seven set down to begin at 4.45pm.