Ad­dic­tive Habit in a win­ning con­di­tion

Waipa Post - - The Country -

Ad­dic­tive Habit was an out­stand­ing ser­vant for Lee Somervell and the Cam­bridge trainer has hopes of a cur­rent mem­ber of his sta­ble scal­ing sim­i­lar heights.

The now-re­tired son of Columbia won 11 of his 39 starts, in­clud­ing the Gr.1 Li­va­mol Clas­sic (2040m), two edi­tions of the Gr.2 Win­ter Cup (1600m) and the Gr.2 Foxbridge Plate (1200m).

He was also suc­cess­ful in the Listed South­bank Stakes (1800m) at the Gold Coast.

Pro­gres­sive four-year-old One Prize One Goal, a last-start win­ner, has earned a favourable com­par­i­son with Ad­dic­tive Habit.

“I think he can de­velop into an open grade horse, if not a Group One win­ner,” said Somervell.

“For me, he can take over from Ad­dic­tive Habit.”

One Prize One Goal was put aside af­ter suc­cess at Hawke’s Bay last month with the in­ten­tion of a re­turn later this year.

“All go­ing well, he’ll be go­ing to the Hast­ings carnival,” said Somervell.

“The only chink in his ar­mour is go­ing right-handed, but I think I can get him to go that way later on.”

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