Pakenham Cup 2015: Brad Rawiller follows game plan to the letter to win first cup at new venue   Leave a comment

Pakenham Cup 2015: Brad Rawiller follows game plan to the letter to win first cup at new venue

Tooleybuc Kid and Brad Rawiller arrive late to claim the Pakenham Cup. Picture: Mark Dads

Tooleybuc Kid and Brad Rawiller arrive late to claim the Pakenham Cup. Picture: Mark Dadswell Source: News Corp Australia

A 600-WORD plan and speed map provided the perfect script for Brad Rawiller to win Pakenham Racing Club’s first cup at its new track on Sunday.

Rawiller admitted he was worried about Tooleybuc Kid’s chances when the Darren Weir-trained gelding drew barrier 16 for the 2000m race.

But his confidence was ­restored when Weir’s form analyst Peter Ellis, who walked the track, provided the jockey with a written tactical plan and speed map of how he ­believed the race would unfold.

Ellis received a glowing ­endorsement from Rawiller after he scored on $3.80 favourite Tooleybuc Kid by half a length from Kareeming ($15) and Lucciola ($9.50).

“Darren was shattered when he saw the barriers and Pete said, ‘Don’t worry, it will work out’,” Rawiller said.

Brad Rawiller after winning the Pakenham Cup. Picture: Mark Dadswell

Brad Rawiller after winning the Pakenham Cup. Picture: Mark Dadswell Source: News Corp Australia

“And that’s where he has been such a great help to the stable.”

From the outside barrier, Rawiller said Ellis told him that the key was to get him with three wide with cover and it wouldn’t matter if he got back and as he would able to pick them up in the long straight.

Rawiller described the surface and circumference of the Pakenham track as “second to none”.

While Melbourne Cup hope Signoff missed Sunday’s Cup because of injury, owner Gerry Ryan bred and part owns Tooleybuc Kid.

Ellis said as Weir’s form analyst, he walks the tracks and advises the trainer and his jockeys.

“I do about 600 words on a race and do a map on how I think the race is going to be run and where I think you need to be to win the race,” he said.

Ellis said he told Rawiller not to panic if he got a fair way back because he knew Tooleybuc Kid, a last-start Caulfield winner, would be able to pick the horses up in the long, uphill run in the home straight.

Brad Rawiller returns to scale after winning the Pakenham Cup. Picture: Mark Dadswell

Brad Rawiller returns to scale after winning the Pakenham Cup. Picture: Mark Dadswell Source: News Corp Australia

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Posted April 27, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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