Toosbuy’s racing as well as ever



Wide, too good: Toosbuy poses for a winning photo with Mornington trainer Brett Scott and the winning connections after landing his fourth victory in 29 starts. Picture: Supplied

THE consistent Brett Scott-trained gelding, Toosbuy, continued his brilliant start to his preparation by scoring his fourth victory at Cranbourne on Friday 29 November.

The six-year-old son of Danerich sat wide and towards the rear of the field for the entire race before unleashing a powerful finishing burst to score a comfortable one-and-three-quarter length victory over the Gary Cluning-trained Written Letter and the Lloyd Kennewell-trained Crimson Tycoon.

It was a great way to close out the night for jockey, Daniel Stackhouse, who bought up a winning double having also won on the Lindsay Park-trained Zorro Macho earlier in the night.

Mornington-based trainer Brett Scott was stoked to see his honest galloper continue on his solid preparation.

“He’s not a spring chicken, but he just keeps giving his all,” trainer Brett Scott said.

“He was going to go back and then the pace slackened, and he got trapped wide with no cover, but he was always travelling nicely and had plenty to give when Daniel asked him.”

“He has gotten a lot better mentally with age. He used to be quite a hot horse and do a lot wrong and over race, but he continues to be a great horse for our stable.”

After 29 career starts and having four wins and eight placings to his name, Toosbuy seemingly looks to be going as well as he ever has heading into the New Year.

The gelding has earnt $155,000 in prize money and will now likely begin to make his way towards a metro class race.

Brett Scott said that any rain around will be a massive positive, as Toosbuy seems to thrive with a bit of cut in the ground. Eventually running the gelding over a mile also isn’t out of contention despite failing twice at the trip previously.

“He’s had two goes at the mile and to be honest both times he’s led them up and that’s not his go so I think he can get a mile if he’s ridden right and switched off but at the moment he’s still coming up,” he said.

“That was only his second run this prep, so we’ll just try to go to 1400m now and find the right race and hopefully there’s something on the horizon.”

“That was a good result today, the owners are happy, and he just continues to be an honest horse.”

First published in the Mornington News – 3 December 2019


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