DELORAINE trainer Terry Roles made long range forecast for his talented sprinter-miler Cool Royal after the gelding demolished a handy field in the D & W Electrical handicap (C4) over 1400 metres at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston on Thursday night.
It was Cool Royal’s second win from only three starts this preparation but clearly his most impressive and perhaps the best of his career.
The Royal Tryst gelding showed his customary early speed to lead and when pressured in the home straight he had no trouble in fending off his rivals at the business end of proceedings.
Roles said the five-year-old was still learning and he was prepared to give him as much times as he needs to fully mature.
“I’m not going to rush this horse because I believe he has a very bright future,” Roles said.
“I have the Newmarket Handicap in mind but next year (November 2011),” he said.
Jockey Brendon McCoull was full of praise for the five-year-old.
“That was a very good effort because I had to use him up a bit early but he still had plenty to offer at the business end,” McCoull said.
“He was good at the 1400 metres so I believe he will probably get a strong mile (1600m),” he said,
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