Big Josh Tatts Cup Bound by the Gurkha
Big Josh has continued to impress his trainer Dan Morton and will be aimed at a crack at the $40,000 Raglan Drilling GTC Tatts Cup (2300m) on August 19.
The Blackfriars gelding made it three wins on the spin in three weeks with an effortless victory in the Global Communications Handicap (1600m) defeating Morsecodian and Defy Me and stamping himself as a possible feature Race Round galloper.
“He has been able to come through the three starts in three weeks without a problem. He is a very versatile horse. His first win was over 1400 metres we then dropped him back to 1200 m and then stepped him up to the mile.” Morton told The Gurkha
“As a younger horse he always displayed a fair amount of ability but I don’t think he deserved the rap that went on him.”
“Racing up in Kalgoorlie has been good for him. The extra tempo in the races up here has allowed him to settle in the early part of his races and he is becoming a true professional race horse.”
“He will start over 1760 metres in two weeks’ time and then hopefully progress to the Tatts Cup.”
Morton also indicated he would not start Hussation for a month and hopefully aim him at the $100,000 Focus Minerals Coolgardie Cup (1600m) on September 2.