By Brad Davidson – @braddavo – Gold Coast Bulletin
THE Gold Coast Bulletin’s Brad Davidson pinpoints five things you need to know from around the tracks.
1. A sparkling track gallop has Peter Snowden convinced I’ve Got The Looks can round out her winter campaign with another stakes win in the Listed Ramornie Handicap (1200m) at Grafton on Wednesday.
“She had a freshen-up after her last start with an eye of always targeting this race and she worked very well (on Saturday) so I feel she is back in good order again,” Snowden said. “She worked over 1000m and ran home the last 600m pretty solid and it was as good as she has ever worked.”
2. Dual Group 3 winner Big Money is unlikely to race again this year after trainer Rod Northam opted to give him a break instead of asking him to defend his crown in the Ramornie Handicap.
“He did a bit of work on Saturday and he was a bit sore on Sunday in his heels and he will go out for a good spell to get his feet right,” Northam said. “We have been battling with his feet all prep and thought we could do more damage by running him.
“We will give him a long spell and earliest he would be back would be maybe summer but I’m tipping more autumn and winter next year.”
3. Queensland’s most popular horse Buffering is back in training ahead of the Melbourne spring carnival. The rising eight-year-old missed the Brisbane winter carnival due to a leg injury.
4.Golden Falls hasn’t gone backwards by all reports as she gets set to back up her impressive victory two weeks ago at Doomben on Saturday.
5. Sunshine Coast jockey Eddie Wilkinson is hoping to be back riding in 2 1/2 months as he continues his rehab to repair a tendon tear in his shoulder. The 44-year-old has been out of action since February.