Apr 07, 2016
Courtesy of Tasracing.com.au - 07/04/16. LIGHTLY raced five-year-old Cheryl's Horse delivered another great performance in Launceston last night to suggest he is a horse with a very bright future.
The Scott Brunton-trained gelding was having his first start since finishing down the track in Launceston in the Night Cup on February 17 and it was that effort that prevented connections from proceeding to the Launceston Cup.
"On reflection I am rueing not putting this horse in the Launceston Cup because the heavy conditions that day would have suited him but that's gone now and we move on," Brunton said.
"He is a very versatile horse because he can win like this over 1400 metres and he is just as good over 1800m and beyond and he likes a wet track.
"He races well fresh as we've seen tonight so there is a lot of upside to this horse," he said.
Cheryl's Horse was well ridden by David Pires who after being caught three-wide for a short while, sent his charge around the field to lead and held that position comfortably to the home turn.
When he called on the gelded son of Sebring to sprint at the top of the home straight he left his rivals in his wake and went on to score by 1.3 lengths fro Specie who rattled home from last with Savoire Step a close-up third.
Brunton didn't stipulate what races were in mind for Cheryl's Horse but he did not discount the Tasmanian St Leger over 2400m to be run in Launceston on May 22.