Instrumentalist May Forgo Spell for Adelaide

February 13, 2014

Instrumentalist May Forgo Spell for Adelaide

Currently displaying undoubtable career-best form, talented stayer Instrumentalist is eyeing a possible run in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) despite stable representative Justine Hales suggesting a stint in the spelling paddock was likely following a strong victory in the Listed Mornington Cup yesterday.

Instrumentalist is a possibility for the 2014 Adelaide Cup

Instrumentalist is a possibility for the 2014 Adelaide Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Hunting down pre-post favourite Prince Of Penzance and sustaining a perfectly-timed sprint to finish yesterday’s Mornington feature ahead of Travolta and Macedonian, Instrumentalist continued his brilliant yet under-the-radar run of form that has now delivered four wins and three places since October.

While not committing to any plans thus far, trainer Chris Waller told TVN today that a return to the spelling paddock could still be on the cards, however a trip to Adelaide may also occur before a rest over winter.

“He will either go to the paddock or we’ll go to Adelaide with him” Waller said.

In what became a true test of endurance, the Mornington Cup highlighted the strengths of several un-expected challengers; with fast-finishing Macedonian offering a pre-post quote of $151.

“He was strong and brave yesterday and it was a good result for everyone involved” Waller added.

Along with the $210,000 winner’s check, the progressive stayer gained a priceless entry into the 2014 Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) in October, with Waller set to map a Spring campaign geared toward the renowned event.

Beginning his racing career under the care of British trainer JR Best, Instrumentalist closed his English career in style with a comfortable win in the Wolverhampton Handicap in October 2012.

The Amadeus Wolf gelding has progressed through the levels of racing in impressive fashion since debuting on Australian courses in April 2013, and is now offered the opportunity to make a memorable impact on one of the country’s most famous and sought after races.

Leading online bookie is offering all new members a bonus bet of up to $250 just for signing up!

Open an account at today and Bet Better!

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 Doomben Cup winner Comin&...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Ti...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Tip for Weir to Make History

Victoria’s leading horseman Darren Weir is out to emulate the late, great Bart...

A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2018 Be...

A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2018 Betting update: Comin’ Through the solid pick

The Chris Waller trained Comin’ Through remains the firm favourite for the...

Catchy to head Lindsay Park Te...

Catchy to head Lindsay Park Team in 2018 Robert Sangster Stakes

Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy is set to lead the Lindsay Park Team in the...

Savacool and Sopressa share to...

Savacool and Sopressa share top spot in 2018 Australasian Betting

Last start winners Savacool and Sopressa share the early favouritism in 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