One of our more promising three-year-olds is set to return from a spell at Doomben this Saturday.
WAS IT WORTH IT (pictured) won twice over a mile last preparation and resumes for trainer Steve O’Dea in the 1200m QTIS 3YO Handicap. First-up from a wide draw he will likely settle in the back of the field and look to run on late.
Also running on Saturday is our seasoned campaigner GAMBLESTOWN in the 2400m BM81 Handicap at Warwick Farm. Though winless this preparation, the Joe Pride-trained gelding has done an outstanding job to earn more than $75k in 13 starts since last September.
Less than an hour following GAMBLESTOWN’s race, stablemate TAMARACK will run in the 1600m C2 Handicap at Kembla Grange. Up in trip and down in the grade, the four-year-old gelding is expected to be in the finish.
Two members of the O’Dea stable will represent Proven Thoroughbreds at the Sunshine Coast meeting on Sunday – TOO HOT TO HOLD and COOL SEQUENCE. The former lines up in the 1000m 2YO Maiden after a luckless second on debut while the latter resumes from a break in the 1200m C2 Handicap.
Our final runner in the week ahead will be the John Thompson-trained BLANCO CARA in the Edney Ryan’s ‘The Barb’ Cup (2700m). The filly has over-raced in her past couple of starts but is afforded a significanty drop in class to recapture winning form.