Br Brad Davidson — Gold Coast Bulletin
THE Gold Coast Bulletin’s Brad Davidson pinpoints five things you need to know from around the tracks in Brisbane.
1. A few handy horses have landed on the Gold Coast in recent weeks. Group 3 winner Aussies Love Sport has been sent north to Toby Edmonds and will run at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday, and he is not the only handy southern horse now being prepared on the Coast. Watch this space.
2. Kiwi trainer Graeme Boyd is taking out a trainers’ licence on the Gold Coast. Boyd, who is known for training the now retired four-time Group 1 placegetter Ginga Dude and Tarloshan, has been in Queensland for some time but will make it official by becoming a GC trainer in the next few weeks. Boyd will only have ‘‘two to three’’ horses in work.
3.Kurt Goldman is shipping his whole team up to the Gold Coast for the next two months. The Goulburn trainer is keen to get out of the winter cold down south and he has obtained 17 boxes at Gillian Heinrich’s stables on the Coast. He won’t have a lot of runners over the next eight weeks but told punters Cheering could win a few more races after she saluted first-up at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
4. Frustration continues to grow about the lack of communication from Racing Queensland and Racing Minister Bill Byrne on a number of key topics including when stage two of the Eagle Farm redevelopment will finally get the kick off.
5.John Morrisey is not one to talk horses up often so punters should take note when he described Wack’em as a horse with “a very bright future”. The gelding is by 2004 Cox Plate winner Savabeel out of New Zealand mare Tonic, who was a three-time stakes winner and five-time winner over the mile, so his effort to run second after covering more ground than the early settlers on debut over 1200m at Doomben last weekend was super. Follow him.