Astonishing Woorim Wins BRC Sprint

May 21, 2011

Astonishing Woorim Wins BRC Sprint

Woorim

Woorim will make the Stradbroke Handicap field after an impressive win in the BRC Sprint at Doomben

In one of the most impressive finishes you’ll ever see on a race track Woorim has astounded the crowd at Doomben in winning the 2011 BRC Sprint.

When they made the turn for home he was last off the bend and looked no chance of getting anywhere near them and half way along the straight things didn’t look a lot better.

Listen Son was battling along gamely in front and any threat was between Thankgodyou’rehere and Meet George.

That all changed in a blink of an eye though when Woorim went bang and in a matter of a few strides reeled in the first two and then half a second later he’d taken the lead.

Robert Heathcote has maintained all along that this is a serious horse with serious speed but even he can’t have possibly expected to see what happened at Doomben today.

“He’s got the best finish of any racehorse I’ve ever had,” he said

“I said he’s last we can’t win from there, but wow.”

It was a race Woorim had to win to get into the Stradbroke field and he’s now surely gone from a possible contender to one of the favourites.

“I get him in and it’s a dry track and it’s going to take a bloody good horse to beat him,” he said.

“He’s an extraordinary horse.”

Another highlight of the victory was the patience shown by jockey Damian Browne, plenty of riders would have pushed the go button a lot earlier and not have seen the same results.

“Enormous credit to Damian Browne, he’s just a phenomenal horse,” Heathcote said.

His results of late haven’t been overly impressive but Browne wasn’t concerned in the slightest saying things just haven’t fallen his way.

“All this campaign races have been run too slow for him,” he said.

” He got held up a bit but when he got in the clear he really hit the line.

“It’s probably the first track that suited him too.

“Staff have done a great job with the horse and he’s got the job done today.”

While they were originally worried Woorim wouldn’t get into the Stradbroke field, now the concern is they could be penalised in weight due to the manner of the win.

Either way he’s going to be a major player when the carnival rolls into Eagle Farm in a couple of weeks time.

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