WARRNAMBOOL’S Wilde stable will launch a two-pronged attack on the $120,000 Weekend Hussler Stakes over 1400 metres at Caulfield this afternoon.
The Wildes saddle up the consistent Constant Force and last-start Adelaide winner Lord Wimble in the listed race.
Symon, who trains in partnership with his father Bill, said both horses were using the Weekend Hussler Stakes as a launching pad for other spring races.
“We had Constant Force all ready to run in the Darwin Cup but the race was called off after the tragic passing of jockey Simone Montgomerie,” he said.
“We just came home with Constant Force and freshened him up. He’s been ticking over really well.
“We’ll use this run as a pipe-opener for Constant Force in the Country Cup at Moonee Valley on October 25.
“His best runs are in races over 2000 metres.”
Lord Wimble is having his third run in this preparation and Wilde believes a race like the $150,000 Seymour Cup over 1600 metres on October 20 might be ideal for the six-year-old.
“He’s been a consistent horse during his career. His owners have been patient and their patience has paid off as he keeps on running well,” Wilde said.
“Lord Wimble’s win in Adelaide the other day was a gutsy effort. He’s just a good, honest horse. I reckon he deserves a crack at a good race like the Seymour Cup.”
Fellow Warrnambool trainer Jarrod McLean has accepted with last-start Moonee Valley winner Blackie in the $400,000 Toorak Handicap over 1600 metres today but he is undecided whether the six-year-old will run in the group 1 race. McLean also entered Blackie in the $80,000 Murray Bridge Cup on Wednesday.