Torque In Motion back in training
August 09, 2012 14:33:48 UK
Star mare Torque In Motion has resumed training in Brisbane and will be set for feature events during Perth's summer carnival at Gloucester Park.
We think she's set for her best season.Shane Graham
The five-year-old, trained Vicki Rasmussen, has not raced since she won the Group 1 Ladyship Mile (1609m) at Sydney's Menangle track on 3rd March.
"Torque In Motion has won 19 races and run nine places in a 30-start career," said the mare's regular reinsman Shane Graham. "This is the first time she's had a lengthy spell.
"We think she's set for her best season. Rich mares' races in Perth will be ideal for her."
Meantime, connections of New Zealand import Code Red are confident a front line handicap will give him a winning edge in Friday night's Nepean Conveyors Marathon (3309m) at Gloucester Park.
Class runner David Hercules, a winner at his last three appearances for trainer David Thompson and reinsman Morgan Woodley , will start from 50m behind in the Marathon.
"David Hercules will have to run close to a race record to win," Code Red's reinsman Gary Hall Jr said. "Code Red began fast when winning last Saturday night.
"If he jumps clear of rivals in the Marathon, we'll try lead all the way."
Code Red impressed when he came from a 30m handicap and won by 7.8m over 2503m at Gloucester Park last Saturday.
The gelding's six Kiwi wins included a victory over 3200m last year. He has won three races and run two places from five starts since arriving in WA to be trained by Hall's father, Gary Sr.
Champion pacer Im Themightyquinn overcame an 80m handicap and set a 2:0.4 race record when he won the 2010 Marathon for the Halls.
Code Red's stablemate Saucy Legend, a fast-finishing third over 2503m last Friday night, also has solid prospects in the Marathon.
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