Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Co­conut has got his eye on Moss­man Gorge and is even think­ing of mak­ing an in­vest­ment. Not that Moss­man Gorge — the four-legged, hay burn­ing one. Yes, af­ter our dis­cov­ery last year of the ex­ploits of a nag called Port Dou­glas, run­ning around in Ire­land, and later on Miss Moss­man, an­other horse do­ing its best over here, he learned of a new­comer called Moss­man Gorge just this week. Moss­man Gorge was a $90,000 year­ling and his Can­berra-based trainer Matthew Dale has been pleased with the young­ster’s progress as a twoyear-old. Per­haps be­cause he won $20,000 in Can­berra the other day. Now they’re weigh­ing up a big­ger out­ing on March 5. And gee he sounds good, if the trainer’s com­ments are any guide. “He’s got good nat­u­ral speed,” re­ported Matty Dale. Co­conut knows lit­tle of the af­fairs of the turf but cer­tainly thinks “nat­u­ral” speed is the right sort to have.

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