Heisenberg attempts cups treble at Invercargill
What has already been a stellar season for Heisenberg, can take another step forward as he seeks victory in today's Invercargill Cup. Having ground out tough wins in the Ashburton and Central Otago Cups at his last two starts, he looks one of the main chances today in what appears a very even field.
Very good as a three year old and having raced the best of his age throughout, Heisenberg always looked likely to step up further as a four year old. A feature race win at Kaikoura was followed up by two good placings over cup week. He continued to race consistently thereafter, but it was the Ashburton and Central Otago wins, over his arch rival today in Nandolo, that really signalled that he was looking more and more like a genuine cups horse of the future.
At his last start down at Wyndham, he set the track on fire, with a new New Zealand record of 2.52.45 for the 2400m. After dominating the race from the front, there was plenty to like about how strong he was at the finish.
Today Heisenberg is reunited with regular driver John Dunn. He has stayed down south since the Wyndham win, left in the capable hands of Nathan Williamson.
"Nathan seems happy with him," was the response from John, when asked about his progress since last week's Group Three.
Back 10m courtesy of last week's win, Heisenberg is now on equal terms with Nandolo, which along with Cast No Shadow, appears his main rival today. Providing he steps well from his handicap and the race is run at a genuine tempo, there is no reason to suggest that he can't get the chocolates again, for his owners Ross and Angela Gordon.
The race goes today at 4.34pm. All the best to the owners, Robert and Johnny.
Photo credit: Wayne Huddleston – Wild Range Photography
Posted: Sat 25 Jan 2020