Herne hoping for change of luck with Outstrip

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

It has been a while since we caught up with Brad Herne, he is a good up and coming trainer based out of Eagle Farm and has about 15 horses in his stable.

The very keen punters may have seen that Brad placed a horse to perfection on Saturday when he slipped Outstrip down to Sydney for a 1500m race at Rosehill. For some reason the bookies all had the horse at $31-51 depending where you shopped which was way over the top in a small field and shows what they think of the QLD form. The unfortunate part was watching the race unfold with Reith having no luck in the straight and Outstrip running into dead ends from the 200m. I asked Brad what he thought of the run.

“In hindsight he probably should have taken the run on the fence but the last 10 or so meetings at Rosehill the fence has been off so he rode it how he said he would by cutting the corner and looking for the better going out wide, but the runs just didn’t happen.” Herne said.Brad Herne

I also asked what Christian Reith thought of the run and Brad explained that the first word he said was “sorry” and that he felt he should have won.

It is simply one of those things in racing where if the run presents itself Reith is an absolute genius but like so many races it just takes a tired horse falling back on you unexpectedly and it’s all over.  Brad explained that the horse will stay in Sydney for a 2 and 3 year old 1900m race in a couple of weeks I believe. Obviously it will be a bit tougher taking on the older horses but hopefully Brad and the owners can pick up a decent cheque to ease the pain from Saturday.

Another very nice horse Brad has is the son of Zaha- Allknight Saint. He showed a lot of promise last preparation mixing it with some of Queensland’s better three year olds but Brad said the horse has had a significant leg injury when he was nearly ready to run and he has had to go to the paddock for another 6 months or so. That is a real shame but I am sure he will come back a very nice horse on return to the track.

Brad does have a couple of runners heading to the track this week and he feels they can run well in their respective races. Gentlemen Jack is a 2 year old in Wednesday and old Rock Home Late is first up over 1400m this weekend.

Good luck to Brad with his team and you can see more of Brad at his website:Outstrip