Grand Piano Works with Melody Belle, All Set for Carbine Club Test
TAREN POINT, New South Wales – Grand Piano has been busy lately, preparing for the first test for the Carbine Club Stakes slated today, April 4.
The sporting event is the preparation of racehorses for the formal Carbine Club Stakes which will take place on October 31, 2020, at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.
The 1,600-metre competition that the Victoria Racing Club organises will involve racehorses at set weights with penalties and aged three years old.
Information from Australian horse racing news and tips website Just Horse Racing indicated that the cash prize for the winner in October’s Carbine Club Stakes is worth $200,000.
John Thompson shared details regarding the thorough preparation of Grand Piano for today’s horse racing event.
He cited that the almost-four-year-old gelding has a tremendous chance in the Carbine Club Stakes test today.
It is because he had been working nicely with the high-calibre Melody Belle on Saturday and Tuesday this week, the racehorse trainer said of his charge.
Thompson remarked that these latest activities provide definite advantages for the lightly raced Grand Piano.
Furthermore, Thompson relayed that for his gelding, the horse racing event today is a step-up in grade.
The racehorse trainer affirmed that he believes that his charge is well-prepared for this sporting match which he is taking part in for the first time.
After all, the latest two victories of the male racehorse have been impressive, with himself validating that he is skilful, Thompson remarked.
The Group Three Carbine Club Stakes horse race for three-year-old racehorses features Thompson’s charge as the second favourite, with bet price worth $4.40.
Reloaded, the three-year-old colt that Chris Waller trained, leads at $2.
Grand Piano has raked in several victories lately. He bagged a triumph in a benchmark 70 competition on March 4.
This horse race is 1,100 metres and held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse’s Kensington track.
Moreover, the bay-coloured son of Lord Kanaloa and African Piano bagged a win in a benchmark 76 competition.
This preparation race is 1,400 metres held in the same track in Sydney on March 18. Stephen Brassel believes that Grand Piano will win today under jockey Rachel King.
He remarked that he feels impressed with the recent successful journeys of the racehorse.
The editor-in-chief of Australian horse racing website Racenet referred to Grand Piano as a genuine “bulldog” who will deliver a remarkable performance.
Furthermore, Brassel affirmed the decent step-up in class of the racehorse whose home track is the Royal Randwick Racecourse.
He remarked that the sporting horse is not appropriate under the set weight conditions.
Nonetheless, Brassel pointed out that the gelding is progressive with a wet track record of three triumphs from four starts.
Meanwhile, Melody Belle will be competing in the Doncaster Mile 2020, based on an article published on Horsebetting.com.au.
The bay-coloured mare that Jamie Richards trained is among the favourites in the highly competitive Group One event today at Sydney’s Randwick racecourse.
As the ten-time Group One champion mare from New Zealand, Thompson believes that Melody Belle, who is almost six years old, will perform excellently in the Doncaster Mile 2020.
As he had seen her led-up gallops, the racehorse trainer of Grand Piano cited that the female racehorse and galloping partner of his charge would, indeed, deliver a terrific performance in the great horse race today.