The prestigious Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival 2013 could be on the agenda for Lennard Max Treloar’s Sunshine Coast galloper Indubious who vies for their second win on the trot in the $50,000 Channel Seven QTIS Three-Years-Old Handicap (1200m) at Eagle Farm Racecourse.
A gelding by Undoubtedly out of Octagonal mare Miss Occy, Indubious has had eight career starts to date for three wins, the last two of which have been in Brisbane.
From three December runs at Doomben Indubious, joining Treloar’s stables after beginning their career in Adelaide with Mark Kavanagh, has enjoyed two wins most recently beating home the better fancied Rockhampton visitor Kilwinning Option by three quarters of a length in a colts and geldings’ one maiden win handicap over 1110m on the 29th.
“At his first couple of starts for me he was a little bit disorientated (racing clockwise) but he’s well and truly settled into going this direction and he showed last start he’s starting to put it all together,” Treloar, who hails from Victoria and who spent eight years training in Singapore, said.
“I think there’s more upside to him for the future.”
They carried just 54kg for their last start win against older rivals and are right in the mix to win again on the weekend having originally been allocated five kilos more with 59kg but able to carry 54kg again with apprentice hoop Maija Vance in the saddle.
“What’s impressed me with this horse from the time I started training him is his ability to sprint quickly off a fast tempo,” Treloar said speaking of Indubious’ nice turn of foot.
“Only good horses can do that and that’s what excites me about him.”
If all goes to plan and Indubious continues to rise through the ranks then Treloar will look at some of the more lucrative races for three-year-olds held in Queensland during the winter festival, Saturday’s race to serve as a good early guide for the trainer.
“This race will give us an indication of what we might do with him for the future as far as targeting the Brisbane winter carnival is concerned,” Treloar said.
“He won against the older horses last time but I want to run him against his own age group on Saturday to give us an indication of just where we’re at with him.”
Treloar also said that while they are doing well in sprints that going up in distance could be a possibility for the winter which would bring them into the mix for races like the $250,000 Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) in June.
“With a little bit more race experience and with a bit more maturity I envisage he will get further later on,” he said.
“I wouldn’t rule out trying him over more ground but, right at the moment, I just want to keep him to the shorter races because I don’t want to overtax him too much this preparation.”
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