Wangoom Handicap 2015: Tried And Tired poised to pinch Newmarket of the bush   Leave a comment

Wangoom Handicap 2015: Tried And Tired poised to pinch Newmarket of the bush

Peter Moody will be represented by Sino Eagle in the Wangoom Handicap. Picture: Tim Carra

Peter Moody will be represented by Sino Eagle in the Wangoom Handicap. Picture: Tim Carrafa Source: News Corp Australia

THE Wangoom Handicap, acknowledged as the Newmarket Handicap of the bush, presents quality sprinter Tried And Tired with the opportunity to notch a key career success.

Tried And Tired, the $4.60 favourite in an open event, has a win over Lord Of The Sky in December to his credit — and Lord Of The Sky went within a whisker of winning the recent TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick.

At his last outing, the five-year-old gelding finished less than two lengths behind Politeness in the Listed Bel Esprit Stakes at Caulfield.

Less than a length ahead of him was Saturday’s Group 3 McKay Stakes Morphettville winner Thermal Current.

Importantly for training combination Leon and Troy Corstens, Tried And Tired has won twice at three second-up runs.

The Wangoom shapes as another difficult race for punters, who after good results in the jumps events, were belted by long shot winners. Even the two winners trained by Robert Smerdon started at odds of $25 and $15.

Rivals over the 1200m include John Sadler-trained Henwood ($6.50), last start Flemington winner Mr Utopia ($5.50), who is fresh for Robert Smerdon, Sino Eagle ($9), who is prepared by Peter Moody.

Henwood has been freshened after a flop at Flemington last start.

Mr Utopia, who has won nine of 21 starts, won on debut for Smerdon at Flemington in audacious fashion, defeating Bomwaa, Running Bull and Prince Harada. That form suggests he will be one of the main chances in the Wangoom.

Punters have looked for value and Tristram’s Sun from the Robbie Laing stable has been backed from $31 into $16 with Sportsbet.com.au.

WANGOOM HANDICAP (1200m)

Warrnambool, today 3.20pm

$4.60 Tried And Tired

$5.50 Mr Utopia

$6.50 Henwood

$9 Sino Eagle

$11 Blackie, Tougher Than Ever

$13 Magnus Lad

$16 Tristram’s Sun, Dany The Fox, Scarlet Billows, Taddei Tondo, Royal Island

Odds Sportsbet

WEIR SET TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE

Darren Weir sends out Gotta Take Care ($4.40) in the Galleywood Hurdle (3200m) on Wednesday, which is the same runner that delivered the trainer a Mercedes Benz by winning the race last year.

The 10-year-old will shoulder 71kg and is rated on the third line of betting with TAB Fixed Odds.

“Gotta Take Care is up 2kg on last year’s win, but is as tough as they come,” said TAB’s Nick Quinn.

“He won by over 3 lengths 12 months ago and has a great strike rate over the jumps.”

Fieldmaster ($3.40) is favourite from Urban Explorer ($4), who has firmed in from $4.40.

Darren Weir saddles up 10 runners on the Day 2 of the TAB Warrnambool May Racing Carnival.

He has plenty of great chances with the favourite in two races.

KEY MOVES — DAY 2

Race 6 (Galleywood): Urban Explorer $4.40-$4, Above Average $51-$35

Race 7 (Wangoom): Mr Utopia $6-$5, Scarlet Billows $15-$13, Lake Sententia $26-$18

Race 8: Unspun $9-$7.50, Prince Jester $13-$9

Race 9: Mr Pago $26-$13

Originally published as All signs point to Corstens speedster

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Posted May 6, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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