End of season chances
Jul 31, 2010
By Chris Bassani, Gold Coast Bulletin
Gold Coast trainer Bruce Hill is aiming to finish the season off with a bang when he floats five horses to Doomben today.
The experience campaigner says the handy bunch will be competitive and nominates Our Hussey in the Greg Grant Hcp (1200m) as his best hope.
The two-year-old has naturally improved since its good first-up second to Mington in a Eagle Farm maiden (1200m) on July 14.
She is meeting Mington again but Hill is hoping her good barrier draw will see her turn the tables.
"She has just shown steady improvement and I think she is worth an eachway ticket," said Hill.
"It is a very tough race with many chances but I am very happy with her."
Earlier in the day Hill starts Lucky Deluchi in the Precision Badges Hcp (1200m).
"He is racing well at this preparation but the draw is a big worry as he is a bit one dimensional and will go forward," said Hill.
"He will have no worries on a wet track but Gillian's (Heinrich) horse Sweepstaking is the obvious class runner and looks hard to beat."
Hill has Flying Shadow in the Markinson (3YO, 1200m).
It ran a class record when thrashing opponents in a Class 1 at the Gold Coast (1200m) last start.
"This is a big leap in class but he is great and this race will tell us what stage he is up to," said Hill.
"I am hoping the track dries out a little bit, I don't want it to be heavy thaqts for sure.
"He is on a low weight and I am expecting a good run."
Hill believes his recent addition The Joker in the Ownit Homes Hcp (1200m) is working well and will be suited by what looks to be a speedy race.
"I would give him a good hope if the track was dead or dryer, the weather is going to be sunny so here is hoping for the best," he said.
Black Morgan is Hill's final runner but he admits the horse can be inconsistent.
"It is a tough race for him and I wouldn't be splashing too much money on him, but bigger upsets have happened in racing."