Day At The Track

Wilson heads to Temora with two-pronged attack

10:50 AM 08 Jan 2014 NZDT
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Scandalman - nearing his best.
The combination of Ian Wilson and Jim Douglass enjoy competing at the Carnival Of Cups around New South Wales and will again be hitting the road this Friday for Temora's feature meeting. Stable star Scandalman will be aiming to emulate Rockets Reject by winning the Temora Cup and Douglass is looking forward to the challenge.

"We are going to have Scandalman and Rockets Reject in the Temora Cup, Rockets Reject won it in 2010 as a very short priced favourite and hopefully they both can go well in the race this year," Douglass said.

"Scandalman is getting back to his best on the back of some recent hard racing, to be honest I think his best run this preparation was at Bathurst last start in the Shirley Turnbull Memorial when he beaten but if you have a look at the times on the night and take into account that he didn't stop working you have to be impressed."

Douglass confirmed Scandalman could be aimed at some rich Victorian features should he perform as expected on Friday night.

"Scandalman has qualified from the stand and if he continues to keep getting better then Ian (Wilson) is tossing up whether to go to the Shepparton Cup and maybe even the Hunter Cup but a lot will depend on how he races this week."

While the prize money is an attraction at the Carnival Of Cup meetings, Douglass admits the atmosphere at the bush meetings is also a major factor behind the stable targeting the series.

"It is a real buzz to drive at the Carnival Of Cup meetings because there is always a big crowd and on the smaller tracks the crowd seems so much closer to you."

"Ian and I were actually disappointed we didn't have a horse for the Inter City Pace meeting at Maitland, Scandalman won it last year and nights like those are very special to be a part of."

Temora's Carnival Of Cup meeting will be broadcast on Sky Racing 1 this Friday night.

Nancy O'Grady | Executive Assistant | Harness Racing New South Wales |



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