TRAINER Marc Butler has always had a good eye for a horse and the latest to catch his eye and end up in his care scored an impressive win in Launceston on Sunday night.
Doyouseewhatisee ( -Love The Look) was noticed by Butler at the trials a few months ago and he decided to keep an eye on the now four-year-old’s progress at the races.
The gelding ran a place at his next start for trainer but the gelded son of soon lost his way and that’s when Butler decided to strike.
“I had my eye on him and I eventually asked trainer whether the owners would be prepared to lease the horse so he asked and they said yes,” he said.
Doyouseewhatisee was having only his second start for Butler on Sunday night but he had indicated at his first start for the new stable in Hobart a week earlier that he would be very competitive at this latest assignment.
“He got held up in Hobart at his first start for us and never got a crack at them but it all panned out well this time,” Butler said.
Driver had Doyouseewhatisee settled just beyond midfield in the one-out line with cover.
But when he eased him out three-wide to make his charge 700m from home the gelding sprinted quickly, hauled in the leaders and went on to score by just over three metres from City Babe with Chirac less than a metre away third.
Doyouseewhatisee notched a mile rate over the 2200-metre trip of 1m.59.17s.