The Briagolong bullets Playlist and Catch The Thief (both pictured at 6 months old, courtesy of Bianca Clark) are primed for an attack on the TAB Melbourne Cup.
Playlist was faultless over 595m last night at Sandown Park and held off ‘600’ metre star Steinbrenner in a sharp time of 34.09.
“He’s battled injury over the past few months and our main focus is to regain his confidence,” said trainer Matt Clark.
‘Diesel’ has already qualified for the TAB Melbourne Cup heats having won the G1 Vic Peters at Wentworth Park in July.
“His main aim is the Melbourne Cup and then he’ll be prepared for the Sale Cup, I think his future is over more ground.”
It’s not hard to tell that he and Catch The Thief, or ‘Ghost’ as he’s known, are brothers with their very similar looks and mateship since birth.
Catch The Thief contests the Geelong Cup tonight and is rated a $4.20 chance with TAB in a star studded field. Shima Shine and Simon Told Helen battle for favouritism at the pointy end of the market.
The showstopper last night at Sandown Park was McCooly’s Lad. The youngster won in a frightening time of 29.09 – the third fastest of the year. Click here for the reaction from trainer Anthony Azzopardi.