Saturday, October 19, 2013

Improving pair set to clash

Easy does it: Suavito coasts home.

Easy does it: Suavito coasts home. Photo: Pat Scala


Lightly raced and rapidly improving was the recipe for the early birds at Caulfield on Saturday when two horses meeting just that description - Suavito and Hucklebuck - took out the listed 1400-metre events, the Sunrise Cup for fillies and the Gothic Stakes for colts and geldings.

Suavito, partnered by Michael Walker for the in-form Nigel Blackiston yard, and Hucklebuck, ridden by Dom Tourneur for South Australian trainer Phillip Stokes, are now scheduled to clash in the Carbine Club Stakes over 1600 metres at Flemington in two weeks.

Suavito, a daughter of Thorn Park, was having only her fourth start in a career that began at Ballarat barely seven weeks ago when she was beaten in a maiden. But such has been the improvement under Blackiston that she is now a black-type winner.


Despite drifting to $5.50, Suavito beat the $17 shot Roop All by two lengths, with Patricia Dawn ($41) two lengths back in third spot.

''Michael got her into a beautiful position early, she had to do a bit of work but she's bred to get over further and she showed that by hitting the line strongly,'' Blackiston said.

''He's done a lot of work on her and it helps me because he understands the horse.

''There's a nice 1400-metre race at Flemington on Cup day which we might look at, but the way she raced today she might be better over a mile [1600 metres] so I might talk to the owners and put her in the Carbine Club.''

Stokes has high hopes that Hucklebuck will develop into something more than a sprinter, and do so in higher-class events. Tourneur kept him handy and out of trouble before accelerating away in the straight, and he, too, is now likely to be stepped up to the Carbine Club.

Hucklebuck was heavily supported as the $3 favourite, with Darley's last-start Flemington winner Paximadia, who was expected to be competitive here, drifting from $3.60 to $4.60 before finishing only eighth of the 10 runners.

Hucklebuck scored by two lengths from a pair of outsiders, Mick Price's Le Mans ($21) and Olivier ($31).

''I said to Dom when I put him up, we don't want any hard luck stories this time, so I wasn't worried about him lobbing outside the leader … he looked good a long way out and put them away,'' Stokes said.

''We will get him home and reassess him. I might look at a Carbine Club … he's come a long way in a short time. I trained his mother [Kondari], and she showed a lot of ability as a young horse but broke down early.''

Tourneur believes Hucklebuck has ''got the right attributes to get further. He's going to be better over a mile. He is probably a better horse ridden quieter, but I thought he had the wood on these so I kept him out of trouble.''
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