Paul Shailer is hopeful his return go to to Tuncurry on Tuesday will see him repeat his first when he returned residence to Port Macquarie with two winners within the float.
Main the cost for Shailer this time round is the hulking gelding Echoes Of My Thoughts who goals for his second win in as many begins below the brand new administration.
The son of 2011 Port Adelaide Guineas winner Echoes Of Heaven arrived at Shailer’s stables as a 4 begin maiden however was fast off the mark to enhance his C.V. in New South Wales.
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Echoes Of My Thoughts put his lengthy stride to good use when charging previous his opponents to take out a 1400m maiden at Taree on November 20.
“It’s three and a half weeks between runs and he had a pleasant tick over trial in between at Kempsey the place I believed he trialled rather well,” Shailer mentioned.
“The horse goes notably effectively and has improved considerably from his first-up run. He has a little bit of a clumsy gate to deal with but when he will get a pleasant run in transit, he will likely be laborious to beat.”
Echoes Of My Thoughts is a grandson of Encosta De Lago and has clearly inherited the previous Coolmore resident’s imposing body.
“He is a large horse.” Shailer mentioned. “However he’s a giant horse with a flip of foot. If he can get 2000 metres-plus, which I anticipate he shouldn’t have any hassle doing, he can have no hassle profitable races.
“Clearly, he might want to preserve bettering to be a Nation Cups horse however he has bought loads of scope for enchancment.”
Whereas Echoes Of My Thoughts’s future is on the racetrack, his Tuncurry-bound stablemate Woburn Abbey’s epic pedigree has her assured of a distinguished place amongst proprietor/breeder Matthew Sandblom’s stellar broodmare band.
Not solely is Woburn Abbey a daughter of Tavistock, she is a member of arguably the very best household in both the Australian or New Zealand Studbooks.
Her third dam is the Group 1 profitable mare Marquise, the dam of Bathe Of Roses, and is herself a daughter of the immortal Eight Carat.
Shailer has taken it upon himself to ship Woburn Abbey again to Sandblom as a winner of as many races as doable earlier than she is whisked off to stud.
Shailer has bowled up the proper alternative for Woburn Abbey to get off the mark when she contests the Tuncurry Seashore Bowling Membership Maiden Plate (1000m).
“The horse goes rather well,” Shailer reported.
“She is coming off one trial so we’ve saved her good and recent.
“That is my first prep along with her with out her being a second-hand horse so I get to work with a clean canvas and I’m actually proud of the best way she has come up.”
Shailer will depart it to the ultimate moments to determine whether or not he’ll begin secure newcomer Ugly Nicos on Tuesday or wait for one more day.
MAID IS READY TO CLEAN UP FOR DYNAMIC DUO
As far as duo’s go, there is no such thing as a extra dynamic coach and jockey mixture of Angela Davies and Andrew Gibbons who’re reunited at Tamworth on Tuesday through the lightly-raced Meter Maid.
‘Gibbo’ has ridden 27 of Davies’s 171 winners, hanging at an exceptional 27.6 per cent.
That determine rises to an unbelievable 54.3 per cent when placings are added.
“Gibbo is aware of what I would like typically. If I can truly say to him, even from Meter Maid’s broad gate on Tuesday, simply trip for luck mate – you’re on board,” Davies mentioned.
“We’ll talk about easy methods to go however I don’t tie him to too many directions. I simply inform him principally what I would like however then I say to him ‘look, if issues change, then you definately’re the one to make the selections.
“You give jockeys directions and typically they exit and also you suppose oh my God, you didn’t take heed to a phrase I mentioned. But with Gibbo, after I speak to him, I do know that he is aware of what I would like.”
Davies, who has an epic 34 strike charge of her personal, will likely be counting on some Gibbons magic to assist steer Meter Maid to what can be her second straight win at begin quantity three in Tuesday’s project.
But it surely’s not solely the broad alley that has Davies cautious relatively than optimistic about her $7,500 Inglis Digital buy’s probabilities.
The probability of a moist monitor at Tamworth on Tuesday will not be as rosy because it appears regardless of the mare’s Heavy 8 win at Quirindi on November 17.
“She’s probably not a wet-tracker,” Davies warned.
“I do know she gained within the moist however she principally hasn’t dealt with it right here in any respect in her trackwork and her trials had been terrible within the moist.
“Don’t get me mistaken, she’s going to deal with it whether it is Smooth however we wouldn’t need to get into the heavy vary, that’s for positive.”
Whether or not Tamworth goes forward or not stays to be seen however Davies has already determined towards a visit to the tablelands on Tuesday for her crack mare, Alicia Roma.
“Barrier 14 and 61.5kg, I believe that may be a little bit of an ask first-up,” Davies mentioned.
Initially revealed as Tuncurry, Tamworth previews: Echoes Of My Thoughts to remain unbeaten for brand spanking new coach Paul Shailer