Single Chance for Casino RSM Club Beef Week Cup
CONSISTENT gelding Single Chance will have an important gear change for the $25,000 Casino RSM Club Beef Week Cup today.
Grafton trainer and former jockey Andrew Parramore has fitted a bubble cheeker to the four-year-old's gear.
"He went up to win last start but wobbled around a bit over the last 100 metres which cost him," Parramore said. "The bubble cheeker should rectify that.
"You can't afford to do anything wrong if you want to win these sort of races."
In his last start, Single Chance came second to the Paddy Cunningham-trained Aimalac Burra in the Brushgrove Cup (1206m) at Grafton last week.
The gelding looked to have the race in his keeping until the final bound when he was nabbed right on the line.
The son of Not A Single Doubt has had an easy week, Parramore said.
Two starts back Single Chance scored over 1200m at Beaudesert on May 8 and the gelding has been aimed at the Beef Week Cup at Casino Racing Club for some time.
"The race at Grafton was important if he was going to go up to 1400 metres at Casino," Parramore said.
"Condition wise, he's spot on.
"It will be his fourth run back from a spell and I've got no dramas with the 1400 metres.
"He won over the trip as a three-year-old when he was smaller and weaker.
"He's a lot stronger horse now."
Parramore paid $11,000 for Single Chance as a yearling at the Magic Million sales on the Gold Coast.
The gelding has now recorded five wins and seven placings from 21 starts, earning $95,710 prizemoney.
"He's been a good buy, more than paid for himself," Parramore said. "He's no super start but a good, honest horse."
Single Chance has drawn ideally in barrier 2 and will carry 54.5kg with Ben Looker in the saddle.
"He's got good, tactical speed," Parramore added.
"From the decent alley he should get a good run in the race.
"Ben knows him. If he's good enough, he can win."