Didn’t race better than Bombdiggity.
A clear assessment by Gulburn-based coach Scott Collings before his six-year-old sprinter line-up at Kaura on Sunday’s Breakout River Kaura Japan Cup (1200m).
“The last 1200m with big weights was always a question, 900m or 1000m short-course sprinters could cope, but I still think it’s a great race for him,” said Tony Megahe of Collings Racing NSW.
“He’s a normal leader, that’s our plan. He’s relaxed in the run and hopefully we’ll be able to slip them in with that short run.”
The straight-turning Kawra track is only 250 meters straight so the draw inside is a premium.
“We looked around and this race was the best weight option. In form, I don’t think this race is as strong as Maruia or Gilgandra, “said Collings, who has nine winners in his last 26 runners-up.
“We kept him fresh. He never ran well.”
Bombdiggity won two of his four at the start of the campaign but went overweight and started paying fines for his career-best form.
Zoustar’s son will carry 61kg despite young apprentice Jockey Jackson Searle’s 2kg claim.