Stable Runners For Craig Widdison At Wagga On Sunday

Aug 12, 2017

The team at Craig Widdison Racing will supply three runners to Wagga: Murrumbidgee, on Sunday, 13 August with Cochranes Gap Baby Don't Cry & Charlie's Hero all looking likely starters.

With seven races on the card, the weather is predicted to be fine, the track is currently rated a heavy.

1 COCHRANES GAP (Blks)
6 year old chestnut gelding (21-10-2011) Sire: Written Tycoon Dam: Cormeyer (Mustin Lake (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr G Lewis
Owners: G D Jarvis, M W Jarvis, T K Cutler & Swill Pit Racing (Mgr: A J Haining)
Colours: Orange And Purple Checks, Yellow Sleeves, Orange Cap

The first of the stable runners Cochrane's Gap to compete in the Hutcheon & Pearce maiden plate over a mile with Brody Loy to ride jumping from barrier 10.

His form of late has been patchy with a fourth of 13 at Corowa producing the best result this preparation, last time out he raced at Echuca over 2100m, in a Super VOBIS maiden plate, racing on a soft (5), arrived at the tale of the field after settling second, he did shift a plate on that occasion.

2 BABY DON’T CRY (Blks)
6 year old bay mare (29-8-2011) Sire: Any Given Saturday (USA) Dam: New Sensation (Dolphin Street (FR)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr S Costello
Owners: D Kirley, T Nicholson, W Oliver, C A Slade, R L Slade, J G Hussell, N W Hussell, A J Arendarcikas, M S Whitfield, R Gustofson, R White, D Morris, J Tobin, S Chater, C J Ludeman, C Payne-Croston, C L Pohlner & N Nagle BCF Syndicate (Mgr:B J Brown)
Colours: Red, Aqua Star, Diagonal Striped Sleeves, Red Cap, Aqua Stars

Race two on the card will see Baby Don't Cry compete in the Riverina Plaster Works 2017 Wagga Whiz over a thousand metres with the last start winner to be ridden by Patrick Scorse jumping from barrier (8).

Baby Don't Cry chalked up the best result this time in, in the Wagga Handicap on a heavy 10 with Chelsea Macfarlane aboard arriving 3.78 lengths in advance of Gentlemen Max with Zarlu the next runner in.

After settling wide, Baby Don't Cry strolled up to the leaders on the corner and burst well clear, winning in a canter to score impressively.

Her results are enhanced on rain affected going, having won 4 from 11 on a slow or heavy track.

6 CHARLIE’S HERO (Blks)
5 year old bay gelding (16-11-2012) Sire: Testafiable Dam: Asquith (Rare Pearl (FR)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr R C Curr
Owners: Mrs K L Widdison, M W Mccormick, Mrs M E McCormick, D Sparks, G Smuts, J Egan, J Merkel, N Eddy, G Smith, D Beugelaar, P Power, S Chater, R C Curr & L R Curr, M P P C Racing (Mgr: S Mildren)
Colours: Red, Aqua Star, Diagonal Striped Sleeves, Red Cap, Aqua Stars
Gear Changes: Blinkers FIRST TIME, Tongue Tie FIRST TIME

The final Widdison campaigner will enter in race 4 in the MTC horse of the Willie White Sox maiden handicap over 1200 m to be partnered by Lester Grace jumping from barrier 12.

Last time out the runner finished eighth of 12 at the Sunshine Coast arriving 10.2 lengths behind the winner, Nelumbo and gets a crack in the new yard after formally being trained out of the Symons/Laxon yard.

Charlie's Hero resumes with blinkers for the first time, having not raced for 371 days (30/9/2016), though interestingly enough six horses (half the field) from his previous race have since gone on to win.

Charlie's Hero is also nominated for Wodonga on Monday.

Best of luck to all connected at Wagga on Sunday.