Boss To Tackle Rough Habit With Fury

May 13, 2011

Boss To Tackle Rough Habit With Fury

The Rough Habit Plate is looking like an absolute nightmare for punters at Doomben tomorrow and one of the many considerations they have will surely be Alma’s Fury.

While there is certainly talent there he’s far from a banker with a horror barrier draw and a surprisingly poor overall record.

In fact the gelding has only managed to win a single start from 11 attempts which has frustrated his Kembla Grange based trainer Paul Murray.

Murray was actually against the idea of throwing him straight into Brisbane Group 3 class but he surrendered to the pressure from the owners.

“The owners wanted him to come up for the Rough Habit so we made the trip,” he said.

“It’s going to be a big ask for the horse after Wagga and the trip up.

“I really wanted to go to Sydney next Wednesday but the owners elected that they wanted to go this way.”

The barrier draw has made the task even more difficult, he will start from gate 18 with just one other horse worse in the race.

Despite this he’s likely to attract a little bit of interest from punters on the back of his last start second in the Wagga Guineas despite carrying a big weight.

“He’s only won the one race but he carried 59kg out at Wagga, we drop some weight tomorrow so it’ll bring us right into it,” he said.

“I’ve stepped the work right up and he’s handling it ok.”

Another unexpected boost for the horse will be the ride of Glen Boss.

Boss is back in Brisbane tomorrow for the Hay List position but has added Alma’s Fury to try and bolster his program.

The booking has lifted the hopes of Murray and his entire team.

“His manager rang for the ride and I didn’t hesitate to put him on,” he said.

“I’ll just leave it all up to him form that gate tomorrow.”

The condition of the horse is also not an issue with Alma’s Fury handling the trip north with ease.

“He did some work this morning and felt great so he’s well,” Murray said.

If he can run well in the Rough Habit Plate his Brisbane assignment will be extended potentially all the way to the Queensland Derby.

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