Toby’s winter team warms up!

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Toby Edmonds has his Gold Coast stable ticking over beautifully, and he also has a few nice horses who stepped out in trials Tuesday.  We all know what a good judge he is, so I thought it would be well worth a chat to see where the horses are at in their preps.

Emvoss progressed really well last prep and he is targeting a race later in the carnival. “Emvoss will have a run at the Gold Coast Saturday and the Glasshouse (1400m) on the big track (Sunshine Coast) and a fast speed should suit. He is nominated for the Stradbroke but is probably a bit behind most of them and may struggle to get there.” Edmonds said.

He is a horse that really went through the grades nicely last time and his run in the Bernborough was excellent before getting knocked down and having no chance Magic Millions day. I feel he is a horse well worth following. He may need a run or two to hit his top, but when he gets there he will be hard to beat.

Three Red Roses is a nice stayer in the Edmonds camp. She trialled yesterday and Toby said she trialled ok. I went through the replays and I thought she went really well. She is another horse who is going through the grades and races like the Grafton cup 2400m and the Caloundra Cup 2400m at the end of the carnival are races that Toby is looking at with her if she is going good enough. She may even head to Sydney for a suitable race if it fits in.

The horse that I have been following closely and feel should simply be forgiven for the run last Saturday is Rocksan. I put it to the astute Gold Coast trainer that she would be every chance to come out next start at big odds and if she struck a good track, she can win a race like the Roses (2020m Doomben). Toby said that she has shown them twice now that she doesn’t like the wet tracks and he would expect to see a run similar to a couple of her very good efforts on dry tracks this time in work. He feels the horse may have even looked after herself a bit on the wet track and she has come through the race really well.

War Ends had his first start for the stable and ran well to only get beaten two lengths. It is not easy to turn horses form around, but the Edmonds camp seem to continually get wins out of new stable aqusitions. Interestingly War Ends may end up heading to Rockhampton for a race like the cup up there.

Vaarwel is a chance to run in a race at Scone in a benchmark 75 over 1100m, while Puretaan is getting ready for the Rockhampton Newmarket. He will most likely have one run before the Newmarket and that looks a nice race for him.

*You can find out more on Toby’s setup by checking out his website


*The stable is also having an open day near the end of this month so I will let you know the exact date so you can pop out, meet the crew and ask any questions you have.