Bright Future for Canterbury Winner Craftiness

December 3, 2014

Bright Future for Canterbury Winner Craftiness

Four-year-old gelding Craftiness was the firm favourite to win the TAB Place Multi Handicap (1100m) at Canterbury Park on Wednesday with a starting price of $2.20 at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Joseph Pride (right) celebrated his win at Canterbury Park on Wednesday with promising sprinter Craftiness.

Joseph Pride (right) celebrated his win at Canterbury Park on Wednesday with promising sprinter Craftiness. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Not only did he justify his favouritism by winning the race, Craftiness did it in spectacular fashion by beating home Aroused and Quell by two lengths despite having to overcome a wide start from barrier 11.

The gelding’s trainer Joseph Pride predicts a bright future for his latest gelding, which made just his second start for Pride this afternoon.

“He was a bit fitter today with that last run under his belt, and aided by a good ride from the wide gate he was simply too good,” Pride told TVN’s Brent Zerafa after the race.

“He’s a Saturday-grade horse every day of the week.”

Craftiness is a lightly run horse with just four career starts to his name. The gelding began the year in the care of Guy Walter, where he won his maiden in the Evergreen Turf Plate (1000m) on debut as well as the Bede Waterford Memorial (1000m).

On the recommendation of hoop Blake Shinn, who rode Craftiness to both wins, Joseph Pride took over the training of the four-year-old in the spring.

“Blake had a really big opinion of him and he was keen for the horse to come to my stable and now he’s here he’s getting the job done,” Pride said.

“He’s a long term project but I think over the next 12 to 18 months you’re going to see a good sprinter develop.”

Winning rider Tim Clark couldn’t help but voice his satisfaction with the win following the race.

“They went very hard early and that split the field up meaning we could slot in nicely, and then his class did the rest,” Clark said.

“I’m sure he’ll keep improving through his grades – he’s got very good ability.”

Will Craftiness be a big name in the top sprint races over the autumn and spring racing carnivals next year? Only time will tell.

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