GERALD Ryan is uncertain if he wants to open a satellite stable in Melbourne.
Ryan is among the mix for the isolation stables at Caulfield that the Melbourne Racing Club decided at its Board meeting last Thursday plan to commercialise.
“I haven’t made up my mind yet. They spoke to me and I said I would let them know in February,” Ryan said.
Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller was also among the contenders for the Caulfield stables - about a dozen boxes - but the VRC allocated him boxes last Friday.
MRC chairman Mike Symons said there was a short list of existing Caulfield trainers as well as interstate trainers for the consignment of stables.
“It’s not a matter of advertising, but a case of selecting the trainer that meets the criteria,” Symons said.
“We’re looking at high profile trainers that train city class horses. We don’t want the boxes filled by pre-trainers or people training provincial horses. It doesn’t work commercially for them or the club.”