Goldolphin Seeks to Add to Haul From Spring Racing Carnival

Charlie Appleby assistant trainer James Ferguson hopes that past success at Werribee is predictive of future positive results.

Hi employer, and his employer’s employer, Goldolphin, have done well at the venue that sits on the further southwest reaches of Melbourne.

To Ferguson, the advantage lies in the stables’ horses having a flat track on which to run, having become accustomed to the hill they encounter at their Newmarket home base.

He need only point to the success Qewy, Oceanographer and Scottish have enjoyed at Werribee in order to supply evidence to back his claim.

Simply getting exposure to, and learning about the Australian racing system has been a valuable exercise and Ferguson hopes to grab at least one more victory on Australian turf before returning to home ground.

Qewy, a stayer that won the Geelong Cup and ran fourth in the Melbourne Cup, would seem to have good prospects in the Listed 3200 m Sandown Cup, particularly since experienced hoop Kerrin McEvoy piloted Qewy in the Geelong Cup and will be doing the steering in the Sandown race.

Both Qewy and McEvoy are in top form. Godolphin’s international horses have been turning in impressive performances all spring carnival. Their only disappointment would be Second Wave, that was well back in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup October past.

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