Godolphin’s Darren Beadman says Scone winner Trekking appeals as a Stradbroke Handicap prospect.
Trekking may have added his name to Godolphin’s Brisbane winter carnival team with his strong win in the Luskin Star Stakes at Scone.
The gelding came with a powerful finishing burst to win Saturday’s 1300m-Listed race to set up a possible tilt at next month’s Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).
The $2.80 favourite, Trekking beat Brave Song ($7) by three-quarters of a length with race leader Deploy ($17) tiring to finish third.
“Deploy went out like a scalded cat and that certainly gave him a bunny to chase,” Godolphin representative Darren Beadman said.
“I thought the sectionals they were running meant they’d have to come back.
“Once he got him into the open spaces and he was able to go through his gears, I was more confident because he’s a better horse with something to chase.”
Trainer James Cummings was in Brisbane where Osborne Bulls ran second in the Doomben 10,000 with Beadman saying he would pick a target.
“James has got a few options for him,” Beadman said. “He’d be a good lightweight chance in something like a Stradbroke you’d have to think.”
Godolphin rounded out the feature Scone meeting with Viridine’s win in the Listed Ortensia Stakes (1100m) as the $4.60 favourite.