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Bright future for He’s Applz

20 / 11 / 2014 Article by: Peter Staples
He's Applz easily holds out his rivals in a benchmark 62 handicap over 1200m in Launceston icon Click to enlarge

LONGFORD trainer John Backer declared his lightly raced four-year-old He’s Applz could develop into a feature race winner following the gelding’s impressive first-up win under lights in Launceston on Wednesday night.

He’s Applz was resuming from a short spell but made light of the task to score comfortably from Aventador and Mygreyhorse.

It was the gelding’s first start since mid June in a strong benchmark 62 handicap over 1200 metres.

He’s Applz began well and when he started to over race rider Georgie Catania eased him and he eventually settled behind the leader Savvy Princess where he stayed to the home turn.

Catania edged He’s Applz off the fence to challenge turning for home and he quickly stormed to the front and he reacted well when challenged over the concluding stages.

“We went into the race very confident he would win and I was even more confident 600 metres from home,” Blacker said after the race.

He’s Applz began his career with a win at Devonport in May and caught the owners and trainer off guard.

“He paid about $40 when he won on debut and he started favourite at his only other two runs last prep and he was placed but he is a much better racehorse now.”

“I’ve had some very good horses over the years and I think this one could be capable of winning some very good races around this time next year,” he said.

Depending on how He’s Applz emerges from his first-up assignment Blacker is likely to send him around again in Launceston next week in a class two handicap over 1200 metres.