Warren certainly not a bridge too far for Hammoon
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.