Trainer Darren Weir eyes two-state sprint double with Lucky Hussler   Leave a comment

Trainer Darren Weir eyes two-state sprint double with Lucky Hussler

Lucky Hussler will do plenty of travelling over the next few weeks. Picture: Mark Dadswel

Lucky Hussler will do plenty of travelling over the next few weeks. Picture: Mark Dadswell Source: News Corp Australia

DARREN Weir will run Lucky Hussler in the Group 1 Goodwood Handicap (1200m) at Morphettville in a fortnight before the five-year-old gelding heads to Brisbane for the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) on June 6.

The trainer was concerned that the five-year-old gelding — winner of the Group 1 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley — had endured a tougher than expected run when sixth behind Dissident in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes at Randwick.

So he is preparing him for the Stradbroke with a dash over the 1200m Goodwood feature. Lucky Hussler is on the third line of betting at $9 for the Stradbroke behind Our Boy Malachi ($4.50).

The Ciaron Maher-trained Srikandi, an impressive winner of last Saturday’s Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) on the Gold Coast, has been backed from $10 into $5.50.

SWEET DEAL FOR MILLIONS

GROUP 1 winning mare Sweet Idea, part-owned by Hawthorn premiership player Campbell Brown, will be sold at next month’s Magic Millions broodmare sale on the Gold Coast.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained galloper was retired after suffering a tendon injury. The four-year-old daughter of Snitzel won eight of her 19 starts, including the Galaxy at Group 1 level last month.

Sweet Idea is sure to attract plenty of attention at the broodmare sale. Picture: Mark Da

Sweet Idea is sure to attract plenty of attention at the broodmare sale. Picture: Mark Dadswell Source: News Corp Australia

OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE FLIRT

MURT The Flirt’s owners look set to pump up their frequent flyer points again thisseason.

As a two-year-old he raced in Victoria, Sydney and Queensland during his first campaign and trainer Brendan McCarthy has more interstate trips planned for the three-year-old.

McCarthy said the gelding would race in Melbourne and his form would determine if he then heads to Adelaide for the Euclase Stakes (1200m) on May 9 or the Queensland Guineas (1600m) at Doomben on June 6.

HALL RETURNS ON DELICACY

PERTH jockey Peter Hall will replace the injured William Pike on dual classic winner Delicacy in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks at Morphettville on Saturday.

Pike has a perfect record of four wins from four rides on Delicacy, highlighted by victories in the WA Oaks and WATC Derby.

He has dislocated a shoulder and will be out of the saddle indefinitely.

Hall has ridden Delicacy in six of her 12 starts for three wins.

Originally published as Weir tries his luck at two-state sprint double

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Posted April 30, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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