Former rogue may have future
HAD it not been for the intervention of Tamworth-based AdenSt Vincent, four-year-old gelding Bundeebear, which will line up at Lismore today, would never have made it to the racetrack.
“The horse was basically a rogue early on, in a paddock and destined for the doggers,”St Vincent's trainer brother Kane revealed.
“Aden was given the horse.
“He was very timid of humans. For a long time Aden was the only person who could catch or ride him. He wouldn't go near other people.
“You just have to be very gentle with him.
“Now, he's quite manageable and we think he has a future as a stayer.”
Bundeebear will tackle the Lismore Truck Show Cup Benchmark 55 Handicap (2100m) with Michael Heagney in the saddle.
By Lawyer out of the Polish Precedent mare Arlina, Bundeebear has drawn ideally in barrier one.
It's taken time, patience and plenty of care to get the gelding up and racing.
“His dam's side is stacked with staying pedigree and we've been keen to stephim up in distance,” KaneSt Vincent said.
“When we took him to Grafton for the carnival he missed a run at Dubbo and was underdone when fourth, then backed up a week later and ran on well.
“Last start we had to go back early from the wide barrier but Adam Hyeronimus agreed he's looking for more ground.
“His best is probably 12 months down the track, especially when he learns to get over a bit of ground.”