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Coffs Harbour preview: In-form gelding proves a present that retains on giving

Coffs Harbour preview: In-form gelding proves a present that retains on giving


Sturdy gelding Wolfed can ship his connections an early Christmas present at Coffs Harbour on Thursday earlier than he heads off to the paddock for a festive season vacation himself.

The Brett Dodson-trained four-year-old has been dominant when profitable and unfortunate, at instances, in defeat throughout an extended and fruitful marketing campaign.

“Wolfed has been up for a very long time however I stated to the homeowners that if there have been any indications earlier than Thursday, I might have tipped him out and he hasn’t given me any,” Dodson stated.

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“He has had a good few runs this time and has been very constant. He’s robust and he simply handles the whole lot you throw at him.

“He bought caught extensive from a nasty gate however he caught it out and he’s pulled up good once more so we stated we are going to give him another at dwelling after which he can have a break.”

Regardless of his busy schedule this spring. Thursday’s race was a suggestion too good to refuse on condition that it’s at his dwelling monitor, over his favorite journey, albeit saddled with the skin barrier.

“There are solely seven in it, he doesn’t have to steer however he’ll race on-speed like he did final time when he gained at Coffs Harbour,” Dodson stated.

“And I feel the drop in weight most likely fits him. Matty (Bennett) has been using him a bit of labor, so now we have put him on and see if we will get him again within the winners circle.”

Wolfed had his first three begins for Mick Worth and Michael Kent Jnr in Victoria; his subsequent 14 with Dodson embrace all 4 wins and upwards of $80,000 in earnings with the promise of extra to come back.

“Subsequent preparation, he would possibly make a Nation Cups horse over a mile, we’ll see how we go if he can take that subsequent step,” Dodson stated.

Dodson, in the meantime, is of course desirous to see what the bodily imposing Kiwi-bred Swift Attraction can provide when he makes his lengthy awaited debut within the Signarama Showcase Maiden Handicap over 1000m.

Born and raised at Little Avondale Stud, dwelling to his vastly underrated sire Per Incanto, Swift Attraction turned 5 on Melbourne Cup Day with out but having sported silks on race day on both aspect of the Tasman.

“They (the earlier homeowners) took their time with him, they only stated he was a gradual maturing horse,” Dodson defined.

“He had about 4 trials in New Zealand earlier than we purchased him.

“I feel he’s most likely going to be higher suited when he will get to 1200 metres and 1400 metres however he’s good and contemporary and he trialled very well.

“Every little thing he has finished to this point he has finished on the bit and fairly simply. He hasn’t been let off the bit too many instances so I simply hope he doesn’t get misplaced over the 1000 metres.”

Swift Attraction was bought, for the primary time, for $150,000 on the 2019 NZB Karaka Yearling Sale.

Since then, his sire, Per Incanto’s shares have soared because of the deeds of Roch ’N’ Horse and Misplaced And Operating.


Mudlark Cotton Caper can commemorate her fortieth begin on Thursday with a sixth profession win, moist or dry, in line with her coach Dan Edwards.

Whereas the overwhelming majority of Cotton Caper’s handful of wins have been on rain affected floor, and in some instances, bottomless tracks, Thursday’s floor was rated a Good 4 on race day eve whereas the forecast for the day is for showers.

“I’m actually doing rain dances to see if we might get a bit extra rain on the monitor,” stated Edwards.

“(However) when you’ve got a have a look at her win at Grafton, that was on a Good monitor.”

Cotton Caper’s modus operandi in most of her wins has been enjoying the position of a barnstormer.

Barrier 2 three weeks in the past at Port Macquarie proved to be her undoing.

“She bought cluttered up on the within and tried to work by means of there however she is healthier when she sees a little bit of daylight out extensive,” Edwards defined.

That job on Thursday will relaxation with excellent apprentice Sheriden Tomlinson who options within the Rising Star Warmth.

“Sheriden has simply been transferred to Brett Cavanough at Ballina,” Edwards stated

“I feel he’s ridden about 109 winners or one thing.”

Whereas Cotton Caper’s racing profession is effectively superior, her stablemate Pontoon Pete is kind of a novice by comparability.

Regardless of being a six-year-old like Cotton Caper, Pontoon Pete has simply 13 begins on his C.V made up 5 placings and a booming win at Coffs Harbour at his final begin again on June 9.

“He carried out effectively within the Showcase maidens however he has to take that step as much as a Class 2 first-up. It’s at his home-track so optimistically, he’ll go alright over a 1000 metres,” stated Edwards.

“He has had a barrier trial since and I’m completely satisfied sufficient with him first-up.

“There’s a good bit of tempo within the race however many of the favoured runners are out-wide so there are going to should do a bit of labor and hopefully we will preserve vitality and convey him dwelling.”

Initially printed as Coffs Harbour preview: Brett Dodson’s Wolfed set to ship one other win earlier than a well-earned break