War­ren cer­tainly not a bridge too far for Ham­moon

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACEDAY PREVIEW - SHAYNE O’CASS

HIGH­WAY-win­ning trainer Clint Lund­holm has a chance to bag both fea­tures at War­ren to­day via the con­sis­tent Ham­moon Bridge in the Cot­ton Cup and Any Blinkin’ Day in the Sprint.

Lund­holm has se­cured “the two best jock­eys” Mathew Cahill and Greg Ryan for his War­ren-bound pair.

Cham­pion jockey Ryan will need all his skill to get Any Blinkin’ Day home in the Sprint as the horse has been more cold than hot in re­cent times.

“I have mixed thoughts on Any Blinkin’ Day at the mo­ment,’’ Lund­holm said. “He has been up and down all prepa­ra­tion.

“He was a tad dis­ap­point­ing at Dubbo last start but Greg was con­fi­dent he could get his form back on the board and we could get a win out of him (to­day).’’

Lund­holm has good rea­son to be more bullish about the prospects of Ham­moon Bridge in the Cot­ton Cup (1600m). “She is a very con­sis­tent mare and has had five starts for me for two wins and a sec­ond,’’ he said. “She’ll be hard enough to beat.’’

Lund­holm and Cahill com­bine in the first race with Beechal who could kick­start what shapes as a bright day for the camp.

“Beechal ran sec­ond when sec­ond-up from a spell last start,’’ Lund­holm said. “She has Mathew Cahill and a de­cent bar­rier.’’

Lund­holm has two irons in the fire in the MCC Hy­draulics Maiden Plate (1400m), namely top­weight Ben Shoof (Cahill) and Dusky Dam­sel (Ryan).

“I rate both horses in that race,’’ he said. “One could beat the other. I put them in a 1000m the other day just to keep them tick­ing over where Dusky just beat Ben Shoof home in the race.’’

An­other ma­jor win­ning hope from the Lund­holm camp is Mum’s The Word in the Land­mark Op­er­a­tions Hand­i­cap over 1000m.

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