Cape Kidnappers onto 2014 WJ Healy After Lightning Fast Win

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Cape Kidnappers onto 2014 WJ Healy After Lightning Fast Win

Kelly Schweida’s injury-prone sprint star Cape Kidnappers continued their outstanding record with another tidy win at Eagle Farm today taking out the Lighting Handicap 2014 ahead of a WJ Healy back-up.

Cape Kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers will head towards the 2014 WJ Healy after their Stradbroke Handicap Day win. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Lightly raced for their age due to ongoing leg problems, the always honest and very speedy Commands six-year-old took their record to nine wins at start number 13 on Stradbroke Handicap Day taking out the $100,000 Listed Evergreen Turf Lightning Handicap (1000m).

It was back-to-back victories too after Cape Kidnappers won the Listed Chief De Beers (1100m) on May 24 by a big two and a half lengths over Adebisi last time out.

That day at Doomben they got a lovely trial up behind Adebisi before running them down, the exact ride they got from the same hoop Damian Browne again in the Lightning.

Adebisi led the field after the kick setting in front of Rocky King with Cape Kidnappers perched just off the speed on the fence, taking a little longer than last time to reel them in but still ultra-impressive.

“He’s a beauty,” Browne said after the win.

“Full credit to Kelly and his whole team.

“He was spot on again….I got a beautiful run behind Adebisi.”

Running a very slick time today the hot favourite Cape Kidnappers ($2.20) was brave, a run presenting itself at the top of the straight that the took full advantage of.

“Very proud of him,” Schwedia said.

“Typical D. Browne ride.

“(They ran) pretty slick so really happy with it.”

They finally got to the front doing a tough job to hold off a strong challenge from runner-up Big Money ($6) who was coming off back-to-back wins from south of the Tweed and who came home very strong late.

Third place went to another fast racehorse in Rocky King ($17), Tom Bourke’s Sunshine Coast-trained four-year-old proving more serious than their price suggested.

Plans are now to back Cape Kidnappers up in the $175,000 Group 3 WJ Healy Stakes (1200m) in an Eagle Farm return on Tattersall’s Tiara Day on June 21.

Of course that is dependent on how the horse pulls up, Cape Kidnappers a very hard horse to train and prepare a campaign for because of soundness issues that keep their preparations to two or three races at most each time.

“He’s pretty dominant but there’s probably a bit of improvement in him took,” Browne said.

“Look we’ll probably never see the best of him because of the problems so anything they can do with him is a bonus.”

Still they are Schweida’s favourite, today’s win confirming why.

“He’s probably the worst track worker I’ve had in 30 years,” the trainer said.

“Everyone just hopes he gets round safe and a win is a bonus.

“We love him and we just hope he pulls up good.”

Schweida also said he would speak to the owners and look at another race after the WJ Healy if all was going well indicating the $150,000 Listed Ramornie Handicap (1200m) at Grafton on July 9 was a possibility.

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2014 Lightning Handicap Results & Finishing Order

Eagle Farm Race 4 – 07/06/2014

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 4 CAPE KIDNAPPERS Kelly Schweida Damian Browne 5 56.5kg $2.20F
2 10 BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Timothy Bell 0.2L 1 54kg $6
3 5 ROCKY KING Tom Bourke Tegan Harrison (a) 1L 7 56.5kg $19
4 9 METALLURGICAL John P Thompson Ryan Wiggins 1.2L 2 54kg $17
5 6 SEEKING MORE Kelso Wood Chris Munce 1.3L 12 54.5kg $14
6 3 FACILE TIGRE Jason McLachlan Eddie Wilkinson 2.1L 6 57kg $51
7 1 HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME Con Karakatsanis Blake Shinn 3.6L 8 61kg $6.50
8 13 IONA FAST ONE Brad Herne Patrick Holmes 3.7L 3 54kg $151
9 12 DIAMOND TRAIL Bradley Smith Michael Hellyer 3.8L 13 54kg $101
10 8 PURE PURRFECTION Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 4.1L 11 54kg $21
11 2 ADEBISI Desleigh Forster Michael Cahill 4.9L 4 58kg $17
12 7 LIESELE Liam Birchley Glen Boss 6.2L 9 54kg $16
13 11 THEFIFTHHOLE John Morrisey Tommy Berry 15.2L 10 54kg $101

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