Tuesday, 26 June 2012
: Moruya-trained four-year-old Spinner is reaping the benefits of local owner and breeder John Gamble's patience.
Spinner, bred and raced by the Moruya butcher, is set to step up to the plate on his home track in Tuesday's Brassey Hotel Class 2 (1300m).Spinner
is prepared at Moruya by talented trainer Luke Pepper.
“John gave him the time needed and did all the right things. It's paying off now,” Pepper said.
Spinner didn't commence racing until a four-year-old and took four starts to break his maiden, scoring by two lengths over 1400m at the Sapphire Coast on February 2.
Pepper spelled Spinner after the win.
“Early on he wasn't mature and needed time,” Pepper said.
“I always had an opinion of the horse but he did a lot wrong, running away from other horses, silly things.
“He was a bit soft early, kept going on and off his feed. He finally put it together winning his maiden.”
After a 112-day spell, Spinner returned to score first-up over 1000m at Nowra on May 27 then was beaten 3.8 lengths when second behind Virtuoso over 1200m at the Sapphire Coast on June 10.
“He came back from his spell a different horse, particularly mentally, " Pepper said.
“At the Sapphire Coast I don't think he handled the heavy track. He wasn't as brilliant as usual.
“The horse certainly hasn't gone backwards since then, he's come on great.
“He's always been a very good track worker and has continued in that vein.
Pepper isn't prepared to rush Spinner but if he comes along as expected a midweek run in Sydney is on the cards this preparation.
Pepper also has a good chance with the Gamble-owned Seanessy at the Moruya meeting.
Spinner is sharing favouritism at 4.00 in assessed markets while Seanessy at 7.00 in an open market for his BM 55 event.
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