Trainer David Eustace weighs up weather-related options for promising Heart Of Puissance
Heart Of Puissance will be racing somewhere, either this Saturday or next, as trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace consider weather-related options for the progressive stayer.
Heart Of Puissance could return to Flemington on Saturday in a 2500m race, in search of back-to-back wins at Headquarters, or be held over a week for potential Sydney and Brisbane options.
Should the showers forecast for Melbourne this week not materialise, the Listed Winter Cup (2400m) at Rosehill and Brisbane Cup (2400m) at Eagle Farm, both on June 12, will be considered.
Despite posting a runaway 3.3 length win on a Good 4 surface at Flemington on May 22 both Eustace and jockey Jamie Kah agreed the untapped chestnut was best suited on rain-affected ground.
Stablemates Grand Promenade and South Pacific will both run at Flemington.
“Grand Promenade came through the (Andrew) Ramsden (Stakes) well,” Eustace said.
“He ran a great race, in a weight-for-age race he ran ahead of some horses rated 100-odd and he’s rated 87. On that he’s run a big race.
“South Pacific is quite ground dependent. He would want to be on a Soft 5 or below.”
“But he’s in really good form. It was a good run at Warrnambool but he just got knocked over by Heart Of Puissance but he’s in good nick.”
Originally published asOptions aplenty for Heart Of Puissance … as long as it rains
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