Local stable reckons it’s ready Cornish and Gaskin are good to go with young crop of horses
THE START of the season has been an odd one for the Cornish Gaskin stable.
An appealed suspension and a young crop of horses has meant that success was taking time.
Though the training partners always knew that they would have to be very patient.
As they enter November, it seems like they are starting to get somewhere. ‘‘We’ve been working hard with our runners,’’ Michael Cornish said.
‘‘We knew it was going to take time for these young ones to start to see some success, and we began to have some in October.
‘‘A lot of seconds came our way in the month before we broke through for a win, and fortunately we were able to get a winner recently which has us feeling pretty good about our form.’’
Cornish put down recent success to the quality of people that the team have surrounding them.
‘‘It has been tough at times across the past few months,’’ he said.
‘‘But we have the right processes and the right people in place to look after us.
‘‘Our training has been solid, we’ve had no issues in getting horses on the track and getting runners.’’
A stay of suspension for injecting a horse within 24 hours of a race was given in August, and with Cornish and Gaskin mounting their case against the charges, which they deny, the pair have continued to train, and have provided home track success at the most recent meeting with Canned Heat.
Now, they turn their attentions to Tuesday’s Cup Day racing.
With five horses nominated across six races, it is unclear how many runners the team will have on the day.
But Cornish believed there were a few to keep your eye on.
‘‘Left Jaybee Out is one we think we will have some success with,’’ he said.
‘‘It will have Mikaela Claridge on board, and we think she has some strong form and will be hard to beat when she has her best run.
‘‘There is also Mywordsaidthebird who is always a strong competitor, and we also expect a lot from I’m The Boss.’’
Recent success at Echuca bodes well for the Cornish Gaskin horses.
And there will be many local racing fans looking to see even more local success on race day.
STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH: Echuca trainer Michael Cornish said he and Donna Gaskin have put together a strong young team of horses alongside some of their more established runners and are expecting some success at Echuca on cup day next week. Photo: