Warrnambool trained galloper Full Peal steps up to black-type racing in Monday’s 2011 Summer Cup (2400m) at Rosehill for the first time with 11 opponents out to stop his impressive winning streak.
Up to now co-trainers Bill and Symon Wilde have treated the son of Clangalang with kid gloves.
He has progressed from a 62 handicap at Warrnambool to two Melbourne 89 handicap metro wins at Sandown Hillside and Flemington.
The Wildes are now taking advantage of that soft approach by continually racing Full Peal.
His first start at this campaign was on October 4 and he is having his seventh run in the 2011 Summer Cup.
And if he is to be the 2011 Summer Cup winner he will need to make it six wins in row – Black Caviar won’t be worrying just yet.
Full Peal played with opponents at Flemington last start.
He showed he handles wet and dry ground during that winning streak.
The Wildes have jumped past Listed class and gone slap bang into a Group 3.
Besides the rise in class, Full Peal needs to step up from 2000m to 2400m and race the clockwise direction for the first time
And the man with the tom bowlers hasn’t been kind allotting him barrier 12.
The gloves are off but the Wildes couldn’t select a better Group 3.
The form of the opposition is exposed and none will be running in many Group 1 races in future.
At least Kiwi galloper Mr Tipsy did well at the elite level in 2009.
He placed in both the Group 1 Auckland Cup and Group 1 Sydney Cup both at 3200m.
His best form has been on wet tracks though he has won on three occasions on dry surface.
What won’t worry Mr Tipsy is 58kg.
He has raced well under big weights previously.
It is a long way to come to lose and his latest start when making good ground in the Group 2 Waikato Cup (2400m) suggests he will acquit himself well.
The 2011 Summer Cup winner could easily come from outside these two.
Solid Billing is the horse you back if you want to prove to someone why you shouldn’t punt.
He has won one race since July 2010 but begrudging we admit he ran well last start and could shock.
God works in mysterious ways especially around Christmas.
2011 Summer Cup – Here is a quick summary of the other runners.
- #3 Strike One – Caught wide and lame after the race last time. Best run this prep was on dry ground and will get cover from the good draw this time.
- #4 Scouting Wide – has won all three races at this track over this distance. He put the writing on the wall with a gutsy second to Permit last start. Others in this race are coming out of the same race. Good hope.
- #5 Count Encosta – Flashes home never wins – that is his reputation but one day he will win and coming out a strong race won by Sea Galleon. Definitely add in multiples.
- #6 Gazza Guru – Loomed up last time but couldn’t go on. That puts a query on his 2400m prowess having won up to 1800m.
- #7 Yulalona – In truth had pretty much every chance at past two starts. Has a hope but wouldn’t be taking the unders again.
- #9 Nextanix – Very good last time when chased Sea Galleon right to the line in the Listed Christmas Cup at his first start at 2400m. Like what we saw and has drawn well. Top chance.
- #10 Shadow Minister – Stuck on well last time. On face value would rather be with Nextanix but wasn’t far away and might be value in multiples.
- #11 Pegembak – Coming out of a Kembla Restricted 1MW race but when trained by Bart Cummings you don’t totally rule them out.
- #12 Cyber Crime – Seemed to have his chance behind Permit last time. The extra distance here will suit. Bolter but not hopeless
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|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||0309X12027||MR TIPSY (NZ)||Bjorn Baker||Hugh Bowman||8||58kg||97|
|2||010003X005||SOLID BILLING||Craig Ritchie||Jay Ford||1||57.5kg||96|
|3||676743X179||STRIKE ONE (GB)||Chris Waller||Rod Quinn||3||57.5kg||96|
|4||9X738X5662||SCOUTING WIDE (NZ)||Tim Martin||Jim Cassidy||10||56.5kg||94|
|5||4830X84643||COUNT ENCOSTA||John P Thompson||Brenton Avdulla||2||53.5kg||88|
|6||X613333085||GAZZA GURU||Stephen Farley||Josh Adams (a)||5||53kg||86|
|7||37514X9626||YULALONA||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||6||53kg||86|
|8||494X311111||FULL PEAL||Bill & Symon Wilde||Glyn Schofield||12||53kg||85|
|9||X142X12522||NEXTANIX||Kerry Parker||Jeff Penza||4||53kg||80|
|10||64X5758444||SHADOW MINISTER||Garry White||7||53kg||74|
|11||7X62656931||PEGEMBAK||Bart Cummings||Peter Robl||9||53kg||70|
|12||4510X78674||CYBER CRIME||Guy Walter||11||53kg||63|