Trainer Chris Anderson chases first Saturday city winner with Nathan Tinkler’s More Energy   Leave a comment

Trainer Chris Anderson chases first Saturday city winner with Nathan Tinkler’s More Energy

Chris Anderson is still looking for his first Saturday city winner. Picture: Darren Engla

Chris Anderson is still looking for his first Saturday city winner. Picture: Darren England

A SURPRISE acquisition from Nathan Tinkler is poised to give emerging Eagle Farm trainer Chris Anderson his first Saturday city winner.

Nine of Anderson’s past 42 runners have been winners, but it is a Saturday metro winner that he really craves.

“You want it to happen so much, but it’s not something you can force,” he said.

“I know it will come. I’ve only been going three years and speaking to some of the other senior trainers at Eagle Farm, they had to bide their time as well.”

More Energy went in the black books of many punters when he charged to the line for third to In The Genes a fortnight ago. On Saturday at Doomben, he will step to a middle distance for the first time and Anderson believes the trip will suit.

More Energy started his ­career with John Thompson when he was head trainer for Tinkler’s Patinack Farm. He failed to win in six starts and spent more than a year on the sidelines after running seventh at Newcastle in March last year.

Chris Anderson has high hopes for More Energy. Picture: Darren England

Chris Anderson has high hopes for More Energy. Picture: Darren England

At the time, Anderson had bought a couple of weanlings from Patinack Farm and had them agisted at Tinkler’s Queensland property.

He asked whether the high-profile miner had any horses he might like him to train.

“I just thought I would ask the question and didn’t expect anything to come of it,” Anderson said. “Next thing I got a call and was asked if I would like to train this horse for Nathan.

“I jumped at the chance and hopefully it will lead to a few more for him as well.’’

More Energy is by Fastnet Rock from Perfect Promise, a dual Group 1 winner who was also second to St Basil in the 2005 Stradbroke.

More Energy was gelded before he arrived at Anderson’s stable and the trainer opted for a few gear changes, taking the tongue tie and winkers off and putting blinkers back on for his first-up run at the Gold Coast.

Nathan Tinkler retains an interest in the sport of kings.

Nathan Tinkler retains an interest in the sport of kings.

“I thought 1200m would be too sharp first-up and he’s a ­really lazy trackworker, so it was hard to get a line on him,” Anderson said. “The way he won that race was a bit special. He came from near last and ran straight over the top of them.

“I think he has enough miles in the legs to win (today). I hope he can stay a trip, ­because it opens up a lot of ­options if he can.’’

Tinkler is no longer the biggest domestic owner in the country but he still maintains an interest in the sport.

Advertisements

Posted July 11, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: