Promising Signs for Buffering Ahead of Doomben 10,000

May 16, 2012

Promising Signs for Buffering Ahead of Doomben 10,000

Queensland star sprinter Buffering is showing signs of making a full recovery in time to prepare for Saturday week’s 2012 Doomben 10,000following a stone bruise that saw him scratched from last Saturday’s BTC Cup.

Buffering

Buffering is showing promising signs of recovering in time for the Doomben 10,000

Trainer Robert Heathcote took the talented four-year-old to the beach yesterday for a 40-minute walk and said he is aiming to give him a light workout on Thursday.

“Some of the bruising is starting to come out,” he said.

“Hopefully it will all clear up by Thursday so I can work him but these sorts of injuries can linger on.”

Buffering has run behind stars Black Caviar and Hay List on numerous occasions but looked likely to claim a first ever Group 1 title in the BTC Cup before the injury became apparent on Friday.

If the Brisbane-based sprinter does make it to the Doomben 10,000 starting line, he will be facing a tough test to record his first elite level victory in what will be his first step up to 1350 metres.

He remains the $3.50 bookmaker.com.au favourite to take out the $650,000 Group 1 feature ahead of eventual BTC Cup winner Sea Siren ($6.50).

Sea Siren put the racing world on notice when winning by more than a length in the feature sprint and is now on target to attempt a rare BTC Cup, Doomben 10,000 and Stradbroke Handicap treble.

The three-year-old filly was yesterday allocated 52.5kg for the $1 million Stradbroke Handicap and sits as $9.00 second favourite behind Peter Snowden-trained Mental ($8.00).

Buffering recieved 57kg, just one kilogram less than two-time Group 1 winner Albert The Fat which could see Heathcote skip the race and give him an early rest ahead of the spring.

“I was a little disappointed with the weight they gave him, 57 kilos for a horse that’s never won a Group 1,” Heathcote said.

“If I didn’t run in the Stradbroke that just means it’s a couple of extra weeks he can have in the paddock.”

Markets are now available at bookmaker.com.au for the Doomben 10,000 and Stradbroke Handicap. Sign up today quoting the code BONUSBET to take advantage of their $300 bonus bet offer and back a Brisbane Winter Carnival winner!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betti...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting U...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting Update

The Chris Waller domination of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival will...

Baker snug about Champagne Cud...

Baker snug about Champagne Cuddles chances in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

Trainer Bjorn Baker is snug about the chances of his three year old filly...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 Queensland Oaks: Waller has 5

A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up in the 2018 Group 1 $500,000...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field