What a tremendous leveller horse racing is.
We see at Hawkesbury this afternoon the debut of the $340,000 yearling named OUTLOOK (Fastnet Rock-Amazing Beauty) for a host of owners including trainer Brad Widdup.
She’s a 3YO now and Tommy Berry has the mount.
Right next to her in the starting gates is CHEVAL CAT (Whittington-Cheval Noir) who cost her eight owners a whopping $900 as a yearling.
That’s what, about two-bob a piece….and this will be her 4th start after placing twice thus far and returning those owners a bounty of $9,150.
Scotty Singleton trains her at Scone.
In a sport where the rich just keep getting richer and the paupers are left feeding off the scraps from their favoured rival’s tables, this might be one of those times where those tables are turned.
Saying that, Kris Lees will present his mare WHATSIN (Epaulette-Sempervirent) who was not offered at a yearling sale, who could upset both their parties.
She resumes from a spell but recently won a trial…..a trial where $340k girl Outlook finished down the course.
And Whatsin has been heavily backed overnight firming in from a top quote of $3.30 to be $2.60 this morning at Sportsbet.
Now, don’t overlook $900 girl Cheval Cat either as she has been supported and currently is $4.40.
But the expensive filly has by percentage come in the most. Outlook opened at $15 and you’d be hard-pressed to find $10 now.
So, perhaps for us watching on from the bleaches, a trifecta is the best way to go.
Good luck to all of them.