Herne makes it a double for the week!

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We haven’t caught up with Bradley Herne on the brissyraces site for a while and there would be no better time than now as he notched up a winning double this week with Bell Academy winning on Wednesday, and Rock Home Late getting the money when well supported on Saturday.

Of course Brad was one of our first ‘One On One’ interviews on the site and it’s always nice to talk to a down to earth bloke like Brad.

As expected he was happy with Rock Home Late getting over the line after a string of good runs and thought he deserved his win. “He’s been knocking on the door and I thought it was about time. He likes the drier tracks and he never draws an alley. He is very honest and gives his best every time he steps out for you.” Herne said.

It was the first time the horse had run over the 1500m and it was a good tactic to boot for home a touch early as the horse seen it out well. Brad will look at a mile (1600m) race with him next and will again hope to get a nice gate from that starting point. If that plan works out, a Rockhampton Cup assult may not be out of the question. There is no reason if he gets that draw why he can’t put back to back wins together.

Wednesday seen Bell Academy return to the winners stall for the first time in a long time and again it was brilliant thinking by the young trainer to get the horse winning. Brad and Mitch Speers had chatted and they were willing to try circling the field if they went at a silly muddling pace up front (which is usually the case in those races). That is what happened and it is great to see a jockey like Mitch take up the challenge and make a winning move a long way out. I can’t understand why more jockeys can’t take initiative? But that’s for another day!

God’s Hand is another horse that has been around the stable for a while but he has just been retired today I believe. He originally started with Bart Cummings and was very frustrating for the great man.  Brad got a win out of the horse and looked on track to turn it right around but it has also been a frustrating time for him.

Brad does have a website up and running, so jump on and save it to your favourites because it is always good to check in on the trainers sites when possible. He’s on a hot run and is well worth following!