Falcon Crest to Fly in Cup
Training partnership Grant and Alana Williams are looking to cap off a sensational Race Round in the XXXX Gold Kalgoorlie Cup tomorrow.
The husband and wife partnership are on the verge of taking out three of the four feature races on the Goldfields if Falcon Crest can take out the Kalgoorlie Cup tomorrow.
The Williams team prepared I'm Feeling Lucky to win the Coolgardie Cup and then prepared Socially Unique to take out the Hannans Handicap on Thursday.
William Pike who was aboard Socially Unique, will partner Falcon Crest tomorrow after riding a record six winners at the KBRC on Thursday.
Falcon Crest, the son of Musket is looking to win five consecutive races should he take out the Kalgoorlie Cup tomorrow.
The $2.60 fixed odds favourite is coming off an impressive victory over 2100m at Belmont Park last start, with the lightly raced five year old relegated to last at the top of the straight prior to unleashing an unmatched turn of foot.
Falcon Crest will step up to the 2300m in tomorrow's feature for the first time, with Alana Williams not concerned about the journey, but more the class of galloper he will meet.
"He seems like a horse that will run the trip, I think the class is an issue but it seems like a pretty even race" Alana Williams said.
Williams said Pike will let Falcon Crest find his feet early on in the race citing the galloper's lack of gate speed.
"He tends to find his own spot in the field that horse"
"He'll just find a spot mid(field) to worse and we'll leave it to William from there"
Williams is hopeful that her charge will handle the firmer going in the Goldfields, stating that the Musket progeny usually prefer some give in the ground.
"The Musket types generally, a lot of them like a bit more give in the ground that what's going to be on offer"
"We're hoping he can handle it, and if he does he'll run pretty good"
When questioned on the exciting prospect of taking out the Hannans Handicap and Kalgoorlie Cup in the same week Williams references the difficulty of travelling horses to the Goldfields.
"It's not easy to travel here and win, and it's something we haven't done a lot ourselves so to be able to do it, it would be good"
Williams believes Falcon Crest is an ideal Country Cups horse, if he performs well tomorrow he will potentially target the Northam Cup on October 23rd.