Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Formerly with David Payne at Randwick for his first two starts (showing plenty of nip in the Breeders’ Plate-LR on debut), Trump was having his first outing for Robert Heathcote and showed he not only has ability, but tenacity too, fighting back to score after it look as if the leader might deny him a deserved win.
From the Kiwi mare Queenie – a close relation of the Doomben 10,000-G1 winner Flitter – Trump was bred by Aston Bloostock in NSW and is owned in partnership by Iskander Bloodstock and Eliza Park’s Lee Fleming.
“Yes, that is a big call but it’s the early impression he gives me! What he did today was just really on ability alone and (jockey) Damian Brown endorsed my thoughts by saying he still has quite a bit to learn.
“I loved the way the horse stretched out over the last 100m and the time was also smart … just a tick or two outside of the class record. So, all up, a pretty good effort from the horse.”
Robert has also mapped out a tentative program for the 2YO, including a possible tilt at the Brisbane winter carnival.
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