Woorim to run again Friday

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Brisbane’s three time premiership winning trainer Rob Heathcote has had a great run of success lately, but unfortunately his star Woorim was well beaten on a flint hard track. (I will go more into the track condition when I post the “Wrap Up” from the weekend tomorrow.) He is a QLD favourite and I receive a lot of e-mails about him, so I’m sure all racing enthusiasts are keen to find out the latest.

Woorim had been in career best form and was expected to shake the life out of the Sir Rupert Clarke on Saturday, however he didn’t ever stretch out to be beaten a long way. It is hard for punters to understand sometimes but it is a total forgive run and should be overlooked. I asked Rob his thoughts and what’s next for the son of Show A Heart. “He is bucking his brand off this morning and we have him in the 1600m race at the valley Friday night. We hope to head towards the Cox plate 2040m.” Rob said.

There is also the option of the Toorak 1600m in a fortnights time, but that will not be decided on for a while. But for all the followers of Woorim out there I can tell you that Rob said he is in great condition and will run very well this week and that it was just unfortunate that they ran into the rock hard track on the weekend.


Rob also has Buffering going around in the Manikato against Sepoy, More Joyous and company on Friday night. The blinkers will be taken off Buffering and this is by far his hardest assignment to date.

And Trump is entered at Flemington in a listed race over 1800m. “His wins have been great and I really think he deserves a shot at them down there.” Rob said.

Another piece of bad luck for Rob on a weekend he’d rather forget was his star mare Funtantes has a ligament problem and will be spelled for at least three months.

As always we wish Rob the best of luck as we would love to show the southern states that our horses are capable of bringing home their group 1 races, and at this stage it looks like Rob may be the man for the job!