The Team Snowden trained Calanda will carry the...
The two-year-old colt settled second behind the favourite #6 Anise but when he moved wide on the straight the filly was never going to hold him off.
It was a run that has impressed trainer John O’Shea who admitted there was still plenty wrong with the performance.
“The more times he gets to the races the better he’s going to get each time.” He said.
It’s true he was quite unbalanced but the win was what they were after and he did it very easily with plenty left in the legs.
O’Shea is confident he’ll prosper even more when they move to the wider track at Rosehill Gardens in the coming weeks.
From there he looks a good shot to make a charge for the Golden Slipper.
They also have the option of putting on blinkers which they think will easily add another length or two.
They are trying to delay it as much as possible though and the plan at this stage is to hopefully hold off until after the Todman Stakes.
Either way he’s a good sort to keep an eye on as we move closer to the 2011 Golden Slipper.
The victory was also the first in what’s expected to be a flourishing 2011 Chipping Norton Stakes Day for jockey Nash Rawiller.
Final Luxbet Results
1st #2 Foxwedge – $2.40
2nd #6 Anise – $1.40
3rd #3 Irish times – No Third Place
Photo courtesy (c) Steve Hart Photographics
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