Friday, 20 July 2012
: After nearly a year off, rising four-year-old Who's Paying will continues his comeback from a knee injury at Gundagai on Saturday.
Who's Paying is the only BOBS-eligible runner in the 1000m open sprint with Wagga trainer Dave Heywood keen to land the bonus money before the promising gelding turns four on August 1.
Who's Paying, owned by a big syndicate headed by Wagga trucking king Ron Finemore, made the BOBS bonus scheme his own last year when strung together consecutive wins at Corowa, Albury and Wagga twice.
However after three unplaced runs in Sydney the gelding suffered an injury that required surgery and a good rest.
“He just kept improving all the time, and he's just a lovely horse to do anything with but we did have a little bit of trouble with him after running in Sydney,” Heywood said.
“He had a knee operation and he's just come back after about 12 months off. It was nothing dramatic but we just gave him some good time off.”
Who's Paying resumed at Corowa 10 days ago over 1000m and was far from disgraced when runner-up to Undercurrent, a rival again in the Gundagai race.
Who's Paying was beaten 1.5 lengths at Corowa but meets Undercurrent 1.5kg better at Gundagai.
“He's an up-and-coming horse and we're very happy with his progress. He's going along good,” Heywood said.
Despite the fact that Who's Paying's four consecutive wins were all over 1000m or less, Heywood expects the son of Not a Single Doubt to eventually get over more ground.
“Before he did the knee he led all the way in one race and then at his next start he came from last, he's pretty versatile,” Heywood said.
“I'm hopeful he'll get a mile later on and it's likely that he will. He's a very relaxed horse."