Sundees Son looking to bring "A Game" in Sires Stakes
The prodigious talent that is Sundees Son looks a massive chance in tomorrow night's Group Two Sires Stakes at Addington. However, his wayward tendencies of late remain a concern and may yet prove his biggest hurdle.
A convincing winner at his first two race starts, Sundees Son his been his own worst enemy at his last three outings. In the most recent of these at Rangiora a fortnight ago, he threw away victory when well clear at the 200m, breaking and losing all hope.
With the big money up again this week, the race being a Group Two worth $60,000, the brains trust has been working overtime to get him ready.
"He's got the half hopples on this time," said John.
"He's been working in them at home and has been trotting very well."
John has noted a lot more settled horse fullstop since the Rangiora failure.
"The last two weeks is the best that he's been for sure. He nearly tipped me out of the cart a couple of days before Rangiora."
John knows that this is not a simple case of turn up and win however.
"There's some really nice two year old trotters around. I have a lot of respect for Castlereagh. It always does things right and trots well. The Williamson one - Majestic Man - looks a smart horse too. It's run at Rangiora was huge."
The other big chance in the race has to be the Australian visitor One Muscle Hill. It has steadily improved in each of it's New Zealand starts and from a handy frontline draw looks a hard horse to beat.
Posted: Thu 18 May 2017