Trainer Kurt Goldman has confidence an interesting training regime will go a long way in success for talented four-year-old Faust in Friday’s featured Listed Wagga Wagga Gold Cup (2000m).
Reportedly taking to training particularly well since claiming back-to-back victories in his two-most recent appearances, Goldman told AAP keeping Faust happy is the key to good work and most importantly, positive race results.
“He just loves going out through the creek and trail rides around the property. It keeps his mind fresh and that’s what keeps him switched on” Goldman said.
“He does his work on the track but on his days off goes for trail rides.
“He’s a happy horse and that’s what is making the difference.”
Having strolled home to win the Murrumbidgee Cup (1800m) by nearly three lengths last time out, Goldman said he is confident of an even great performance from the Librettist gelding in the Wagga Cup, something he conceded was necessary in the step up in class.
“Obviously he’s going to have to be better to win a Wagga Cup but this has been the plan all along” Goldman added.
“The drop in weight is going to help him. I think he’ll definitely be there for a long way. He loves a fight if he has to.
“I’ll leave what happens up to the horse and jockey.”
Set to be partnered by jockey Sam Clipperton, Goldman said he could not be happier to confirm the apprentice for the ride on Faust in the 2014 Wagga Cup.
“Sam knows the horse. The first time he rode him he came down after riding in Sydney which showed commitment.”
Having arguably reached peak condition over his two most recent starts, Faust is currently featured as sole occupant on the third line of betting for success in the 2014 Wagga Cup, and generous $6.50 odds.
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