Stratham trainer Warwick Bradshaw has elected to drop his consistent bay gelding Diversicolor ($2.50 fav) back to the six furlongs tomorrow at Bunbury in the Tabtouch BM60+ HCP 1200m.
A handful of recent runs has seen the Husson Lightning 4yo contest over 1400-1500m, which culminated in a desperately unlucky last start second to the promising Whataplan (over 1410m) after leading throughout until the final stride.
Capable of racing anywhere in transit, senior hoop Paul Harvey is likely to go forward again after drawing positively in barrier one.
Main contenders include Moet Me ($3.40) for Dan Morton who beat Detection two back over the distance at Ascot; while the Paul Jordan trained Sanctitude ($6.00) will appreciate the drop in class following a string of mixed runs against city company.
Bradshaw and Harvey will also team up in the final race with Main Instigator ($6.00) and will be hoping for a clearer passage over the 1100m journey; while Bradshaw’s other conveyance Freeloader ($17.00) will compete in the seventh over the 2019m staying trip with Glenn Smith in the saddle.
Harvey’s other rides for the day include the lightly raced Danewin 4yo Danefin ($3.20) for Lou Luciani in the second, the run-on type On The Terrace ($5.00) for Dennis Barker in the third, and the more than capable The Rogue Trader ($7.00) from the Giadresco camp in the seventh.