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Soft track a test for Perplexing

14 / 01 / 2015 Article by: Peter Staples
Perplexing (David Pires) wins a MB62 Hcp over 1600m in Launceston on NY Eve icon Click to enlarge

AN expected rain affected track has put some doubt in the mind of premier trainer Scott Brunton as to the winning chances of his promising four-year-old mare Perplexing that will go around in the J Chambers Memorial Benchmark 72 Handicap over 2100 metres at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston tonight.

Perplexing comes off an impressive win in a 1600-metre benchmark 62 Handicap over 1600 metres two weeks ago after which trainer Scott Brunton suggested she would be even better over more ground.

The soft track becomes a concern according to Brunton but he remains upbeat about her chances.

Hold True has won her past two and she is a winner at 2000m or beyond four times so this John Luttrell-trained front runner looms as one of the main dangers along with the Adam Trinder-trained Sun Disc that should be ready to show up over this distance

Listen to what trainer Scott Brunton had to say about Perplexing.