Lund­holm’s Destiny de­layed but con­fi­dence sky- high

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACEDAY PREVIEW -

TRAINER Clint Lund­holm says it still hurts when think­ing about Joey’s Destiny’s last start in the Dubbo Coun­try Cham­pi­onships Qual­i­fier but a win at Narromine to­day will ease the pain.

Lund­holm had four run­ners in the race that day with Joey’s Destiny $2.60 favourite but he fin­ished fourth.

To­day’s Dig­gers Cup (1300m) is a good race to get that win­ning feel­ing back after three-straight fourths.

“The horse has come on since that race and drops back in weight so I think he’s up to them,” Lund­holm said.

“He’s 100 per cent. He’s been car­ry­ing big weights and not get­ting beaten far so this looks a nice race for him.’’

It’s a race stacked with horses who have claims and won’t be a walk in the park for Lund­holm’s four-year-old who has amassed a nice record (18: 4-4-4-).

If Choice Larga runs, he brings Satur­day city form and even some of the more lowly-rated run­ners have been win­ning of late.

“Bar­ri­cade isn’t a bad horse but if you mea­sure up Joey’s Destiny’s form against the rest, it stacks up against any of them,” Lund­holm said.

“It’s a very even field. Justin Stan­ley has a few in there that ran well in the Coun­try Cham­pi­onships Qual­i­fier and, if the old Richard The First turns up, he’ll be in the fin­ish.” Ap­pren­tice Chris Wil­liams takes the ride and he’s fly­ing high at the mo­ment fol­low­ing a win on Ever So Nat­u­ral on the Kens­ing­ton track at Rand­wick on Wed­nes­day.

He’s rid­den 26 win­ners this sea­son at the handy strike rate of 16 per cent and will guide Joey’s Destiny out of gate 11.

“I thought Chris was a 2kg claimer but he’s ob­vi­ously rid­den more win­ners than I thought and he’s got one in town now so he’s been kick­ing goals,” Lund­holm said.

Clint Lund­holm.

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