It has been a very good month for trainer Darren Hancock. Firstly talented mare Vansumic won the Gr. 1 Ladyship Mile at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Inter Dominion Grand Final day. Then his recent stable addition Teo Enteo won the Wagga Wagga Cup before backing up last weekend to add the Young Cup to the list.
"It has been a tremendous month for me so far, I couldn't be happier with how things worked out with Vansumic and for Teo Enteo to win two country cups to top it all off has been great," Hancock said.
"I think he has earned himself a break and to be honest there isn't too much around for him over the next couple of months so he can have a break and I will bring him back and see if he measures up against the very good ones."
Teo Enteo has shown tremendous speed in his two most recent wins.
"He has shown that he can follow speed and has some real high speed of his own when he is asked to sprint, I think his win on Saturday night at Young was pretty good considering where he came from to win it."
"Wayne Potter sent the horse up to me, I'm pretty good mates with him and he is a big believer that Menangle toughens the horses up and I really think that has happened with him."
Vansumic has returned to the stables this week after enjoying a ten day break after her Ladyship Mile victory.
"She didn't have too long off but wow has she gotten fat in that short time, I'll work her up and see what races are around for her, I was thinking about the Queen Of The Pacific in Melbourne but I'm not too sure if she handles the standing start too well so I will just have to wait and see."
"Being an eight year old I would assume this is her final season of racing, I wouldn't be surprised if her owners put her in foal later on this year, she has proven herself on the racetrack."
by Greg Hayes - SKY Racing (Courtesy of Harness Racing Australia)