Diamondsaucash in with a chance
IPSWICH-based gelding Diamondsaucash will be taking another run at the Tweed River Jockey Club (TRJC) on Sunday in the hope of achieving back-to-back wins at the Tygalgah track.
The four-year-old is among the top rated nominations for the Tweed Tourism Cup this Sunday after its win at the course in late November.
That day was the first time Diamondsaucash’s trainer Bill Trimble had entered a TRJC meet in about 20-years and he hasn’t wasted any time in bringing his horse back to the track for another run.
Trimble has nominated “Cashy” for one of Sunday’s better quality races, the 1510m Benchmark 60 handicap – the same distance at which he won in his last Murwillumbah start.
“We are real keen to bring him down and he will take some beating again,” Trimble told the Tweed Daily News.
Trimble has faith in Cashy despite the horse bombing its last race in a Class 5 event at Doomben.
He has two wins from his last four starts, having got up as favourite at Beaudesert on October 31.
“He was unlucky at the last start, the bloke on him couldn’t get him going, you have to drive him like a race car and keep on pushing him all the way,” he said.
Trimble is confident the rider will take charge of Cashy on Sunday.
“He is no champ, but he is a handy little horse.
“He is just one of those nice, quiet, easy horses to deal with.
“He has got the perfect nature to have as a race horse.”
Trimble is also bringing four-year-old mare Cubbyhouse to Tygalgah.
While not as accomplished as Cashy, she is of the same mould and has put together a few placings.
The Ipswich-based trainer said before Cashy’s last win at TRJC, he hadn’t taken any horses to the Tygalgah track for two decades.
“When he raced at Murbah, I hadn’t been there since about 1985, it was 25 years since I had been down there,” Trimble said.
“I used to go down there pretty regularly in the late 70s and early 80s, but I have been going out to the western Queensland tracks for the past 10-or-12 years.”
A huge 145 horses have been nominated for the race day and acceptances will be made this afternoon.
Racing New South Wales is even considering splitting one of the races to accommodate all nominations.
TRJC chairman Bernie Quinn has welcomed the response.
“We’ve had 145 nominators for seven races, and that’s just a huge response,” he said.
“In the 1000m Benchmark 50 handicap alone we’ve had 34 thoroughbreds nominated.”
“It’s always possible that Racing NSW may decide to split a race, effectively tacking on an extra event to the current seven race program but we won’t know for another few days.”
“The racing surface is in good stead for the recent rain, and at this time of year the track has a very good drying capacity,” Quinn said.
“We haven’t actually had too much rain fall in the immediate vicinity of the racecourse overnight, so things are looking good at the moment.”
“We’re looking forward to hosting another great day’s racing on Sunday, and in conjunction with the work of sponsor Tweed Tourism.
“We hope to encourage the attendance of summer holiday makers keen to experience some authentic country racing.”