Day At The Track

Hancock changes mind

06:02 AM 08 Sep 2014 NZST
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Darren Hancock

Astute harness racing trainer Darren Hancock admits he may have to change his opinion with promising pacer Teo Enteo.

Originally rating the son of Armbro Operative as a “handy type”, Hancock now believes Teo Enteo is capable of competing against the best in majors such as the SEW-Eurodrive Miracle Mile.

Hancock’s altered perspective comes as a result of Teo Enteo’s ultra-impressive victory at Tabcorp Park Menangle last Saturday night.

Not only did Teo Enteo cover the mile in a personal best 1:51.7, he accounted for established stars such as Inter Dominion runner-up Seel N Print, The Gold Ace, Suave Stuey Lombo and Chariot King.

“After that win, I may have to start aiming higher with him,” Hancock declared. “He showed with that run he will measure up to the better horses.

“He finished third behind Beautide and Mach Beauty earlier in the year and he is better again this time in.

“Racing at Menangle really suits him as he is a high speed horse, which loves to come off the pace, so a race like the Miracle Mile is not out of the question.

“At the moment though, I don’t have any real plans with him and will just keep pressing on while he is racing well.”

Citing the Queensland Pacing Championship as a possible target, Hancock selected the Newcastle Mile as a realistic mission.

Queensland’s flagship event is scheduled to be run at Albion Park on October 25, with Newcastle’s premier feature set down for November 8.

The winner of the provincial event is guaranteed a berth in the Miracle Mile three weeks later.

“I will see how he is going when the time comes, but Queensland is a possibility,” Hancock said. “A race such as the Newcastle Mile will be ideal as he loves the short course and it’s a pathway to the Miracle Mile.”

  • PAUL COURTS

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