Tooleybuc Kid on Course for 2015 Hobart Cup

December 3rd, 2014

A standout performer in minor events over the 2013/14 summer and autumn, trainer Darren Weir has revealed he will set classy five-year-old Tooleybuc Kid for the 2015 Group 3 Hobart Cup (2400m) in February.

Tooleybuc Kid will be set for the 2015 Hobart Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Tooleybuc Kid will be set for the 2015 Hobart Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Finishing outside the places on just four occasions over a total of eighteen competitive starts so far, Tooleybuc Kid steadily built to the task over his eleven race preparation most recently, finding excellent form towards the end of his campaign which included a win in the William Buck Plate (2000m) ahead of a classy field including the likes of Escado, Whisper Downs and Ballarat Cup winner Mujadale.

Having reportedly taken well to his time in the spelling paddock, Weir told Racing Victoria he could not be more pleased with the condition of the returning gelding and is expecting a career-best run towards the 2015 Hobart Cup.

“I’m rapt with the way he’s going,” Weir said.

“He took a while to hit his straps but by the end of his last preparation he was in really good form and he’s in good order this time.

“I thought he wasn’t quite good enough for the spring but we are hoping he can measure up to a Hobart Cup campaign.”

Completing four race wins and a further ten minor places, Tooleybuc Kid finished fifth in the Fiesta Star Handicap (1200m) at Flemington first-up on December 21st, and continued to find his feet in running fourth in a minor over 1400m and second in the Trios Sports Club BM70 (1600m) through January.

Returning to the winner’s circle in the Casey Cup (1600m) at Cranbourne in early March, the gelding out of Four Kisses ran second to Our Voodoo Prince in the Surdex Steel BM84 (1600m) on March 22nd before beating a classy field including the likes of St Jean in a minor leading into his William Buck Plate triumph.

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