Queensland speed king Ringo’s a Rockstar will be striving to break a 16-start winless drought this Saturday, dating back over 12 months to the 7th of January last year.
Frustratingly for punters, the 4-year-old has since been placed 6 times, including a luckless trip behind Tarzan in the record-breaking run at Sunshine Coast with Ringo’s a Rockstar badly held up in the straight.
The Norm Stephens trained gelding has perhaps been one of the unluckiest runners in recent times, his ability and class unfortunately outshone by the likes of Crack Me Up, Amanaat, Care To Think and Mr Marbellouz.
The Drumbeats gelding again shapes up as a leading chance going into Prysmian Aus Made Cable Handicap over 1000m, at the same track and distance in which the horse should arguably hold the track record, going on his last run here.
Ringo’s a Rockstar has perhaps been at his best second-up in the past, winning 2 from 4 starts, boosted by his imposing record over the track and distance. He is drawn in barrier 6 with Ron Stewart to ride.
The current $9.50 shot will be aided by the obvious time advantage at the track as well as his dangerously fast late spilts. It is expected Ringo’s a Rockstar will be challenged by visitor and favorite Guard Of Honor who is drawn wide in barrier 11.
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