How the Wu Gok did that happen?
The win of Wu Gok was not a good look yesterday -- and nor was the 'look' on the trainer's face explaining it.
The win was no surprise to some -- only to most.
'Getting one ready' and 'smoking it in' is a troubling feature of the racing industry culture -- one that leaves most punters hostage to 'stings' that hurt
Chris Roots reports this morning:
'We sent him out to Hermitage and gave instructions that we wanted him back ready for this race over 2000m'
As for Hermitage -- he sure was got ready -- away from open eyes:
A state of the art 16 horse stable barn, within a complex that includes a covered walking machine tie up area and wash-bay, form a precinct where horses can be worked and ridden throughout the farm. Horses are worked in paddocks, laneways, wooded areas and arguably one of Australiaís best uphill, turfed and irrigated exercise track.
I had him (Wu Gok) in the Qld Treble which I got (only because #1 was a late scratching in the last and I got the odds on sub
Two starts ago he ran 3rd in the Listed Randwick City Stakes over the distance on a Soft 6 track.
Last start he failed over 2400m in the Group 3 Manion Cup.
Yesterday he switched back to Listed grade 2000m and dropped 1.5 kg on his Randwick City Stks win (same limit, same Qty conditions).
Track was a Heavy 8 and his wet track form was 11: 6-1-0.
Anyone who didn't consider Wu Gok a chance did not read the form guide
. They probably were lazy and looked at other people's tips instead.
Absolutely nothing to do with this thread and the intended purpose.
Nothing to do with "getting one ready" or "smoking one in". A more apt description would be "well trained" which is why Chris Waller is the nations most successful trainer at this point in our history.
His official fluctuations are $15/$20/$21/$20. There is nothing in those fluctuations that is remarkable.
You are trying to create some "newsworthy story" out of nothing.