Woodstone chasing Dominion Handicap glory

Woodstone chasing Dominion Handicap glory

A relatively inexperienced trotter compared to many of his rivals,Woodstone looks to build on an impressive run of form in tomorrow's Group One Dominion Handicap at just start 25 in his career. Following an impressive run for second in Tuesday's Trotting Free-For-All, he must come under serious consideration as he battles again with Speeding Spur, Tuesday's winner.

The Trotting Free-For-All was always going to be a big step up for Woodstone, but he showed incredible toughness to sit parked the trip outside the hot-pot, only going down a head in a driving finish. His driver John Dunn was impressed enough with his effort to make what must have been a tough call in opting to drive Woodstone over Harriet Of Mot trained by his in-laws the Edmonds.

"They are both good chances, but I really needed to go with Woodstone after that run the other day."

The two miles should pose few issues for Woodstone but overcoming the draw may be more problematic.

"Being as he is on the unruly we were always going to start from where we are so it is what it is."

"Hopefully he can step well and a few others make mistakes early."

This year's Dominion field is a fantastic line-up with champion trotter Speeding Spur, Great Things Happen, Marcoola and Harriet Of Mot likely to be the most heavily supported on the tote. Then there is Amaretto Sun, the longshot winner of last year's race and Monty Python, placed in both big two mile trots last season.

Good luck to everyone involved with Woodstone and the best best of luck to the Hairs with their pride and joy. 

Posted: Thu 15 Nov 2018

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