Nature Strip has been a boom horse since day one but has failed to live up to the hype, and despite having his first run for the Weir camp, has been out the gate in betting for the Great Ocean Road Handicap (1100m) this Saturday at Flemington.
The colt was originally with Robert Smerdon, then was sent to John Sadler, but is now with Darren Weir, with the expectation being that Weir can weave his magic wand on the colt. Punters don’t think that will happen, because he has been out to $1.80 after opening $1.55.
Stablemate Ducimus produced a ripper at his first run for the stable and has been backed with confidence, into $4.50 from $6. Order Of Command ($10-$5.50) has some really good form next to his name and has been well supported.