Sundees Son looking to rediscover that winning way
While breaks have been costly the last couple of starts, there can be no denying the huge talent that is Sundees Son. Tomorrow at Rangiora, he looks to get his campaign back on track, with manners the key ingredient for his success.
A winner at both of his first two starts, Sundees Son had no luck in the two year old Trotting Stakes two back, being obliged to race wide throughout, before charging to the lead at 400m. He looked home for the money at the 200m, but a break proved costly as he galloped out of it.
At his last start at Ashburton, it was again manners that proved his undoing. He galloped just after the start, losing a huge stretch of ground, finally caught the bunch at the 400m, before storming home late for his third placing, having run some massive sectionals.
Trainer Robert Dunn was heaping the praise on the two year old during the week.
"That was a massive run wasn't it," he reflected.
"He had no right to do what he did."
"If he can get it right in the manners department he must take a power of beating in the jewels, won't he."
He looks sure to start the warmest of favourites in tomorrow's contest, with Majestic Man and BJ Lindenny looking the two toughest to beat.
Safely through tomorrow's contest, Sundees Son's short term target remains the Harness Jewels at Queen's Birthday weekend.
Sundees Son is one of six runners for the day for the stable. The other chances are:
Woodstone in Race Two has been well supported in both starts to date. Manners have been his problem the first two starts and if he can sort this side of things, he is a definite place hope.
Spondulicks in Race Six was a good second last week in his first outing for the stable. He is poorly drawn here and will need luck, but he is at least a place hope.
The final three runners for the day are all in Race Ten. Cmeerock is probably the best of these. She comes off a 10m handicap and has been consistent this time in. Bevan's Cullen has generally raced consistently. He comes off a 20m handicap, but can be right in this with his best form. The final stable runner is Cimmaron. He has a handy frontline draw and well sure to be at long odds, could bob at at long odds if he got a run to suit.
Sundees Son was massive at his last start and looks to get his campaign back on track tomorrow.
Posted: Sat 06 May 2017