Stratham trainer Warwick Bradshaw will be aiming to return to the winners list tomorrow at Bunbury after drawing well (barrier 4) with his Husson Lightning 4yo Diversicolor in a very open JCW Electrical BM60+ HCP 1410m.
Winning well two back at Pinjarra, regular hoop Paul Harvey was able to dictate terms upfront, before powering to the line for a classy 1 ¼ length victory over 1400m – proving too good against favourite Bayatorio on that occasion.
Unable to get a clear run in the straight last start at Ascot, Diversicolor certainly had excuses as it battled on well after coming from gate 14 and being forced to sit off the speed in a race that was blown away by the classy Thunderclap Newman.
Despite tomorrow’s favourable alley, Bradshaw will be well aware of the caliber of opposition which includes last start winner Whataplan for Brett Pope, the consistent Military Might for Lou Luciani and the promising youngster Secret Display for local trainer Chris Stelmach.
Later on the card, leading trainer Adam Durrant will be another happy with the gate allocation (barrier 1) as he endeavours to go back to back with Viscount 3yo Quite Regal in the Widdesons Hire 52-64 HCP 2019m.
A potential stayer in the making, Quite Regal broke its maiden status in style over 1675m at its third career start having negotiated a tricky draw (barrier 13) before pushing up on the turn and racing away with a fine 1 ¾ length triumph.
Jockey Smokin’ Joe Azzopardi revisits his association with the gelding for tomorrow’s staying trip.