Lindsey Smith: Too Close The Sun Is a Work in Progress
PERTH, Western Australia – Lindsey Smith shared the positive developments of his five-year-old gelding Too Close The Sun. The racehorse trainer believes that his Oldbury galloper has carried on raising the bar. Smith was preparing Too Close The Sun for yesterday’s Kingston Town Classic held at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse.
However, Too Close The Sun, who Joseph Azzopardi piloted, was on the fourth place. The winner of the 1,800-metre competition in the December 5 tilt is Truly Great, defeating Inspirational Girl who was second and Dom to Shoot who landed third place, according to the horse racing results posted online by Australian horse betting tips and information website, JustHorseRacing.
Smith was hopeful for Too Close The Sun who was one of the major contenders in the weight-for-age Classic match. He was fast to admit that he did not always believe Old Money and Carlton House’s son was up to competing at Group One level. Smith had, at first, expected the 2,400-metre Group Two Perth Cup to be Too Close The Sun’s grand final. Nevertheless, the bay-coloured sprinter has carried on making terrific impressions and raising the bar.
Additionally, a dominant win in the 1,800-metre Listed Ascot Gold Cup motivated Smith to test Too Close The Sun in the 1,600-metre Group One Railway Stakes last start, and he delivered. The galloper was excellent in his initial attempt in the top grade. He ran a gritty runner-up to Inspirational Girl who is a star mare. Smith commented that Too Close The Sun had astounded him pleasantly.
He stated that he was unaware of his runner’s ceiling. The two-state racehorse trainer confirmed, however, that he knew Too Close The Sun was getting better all the time. Smith cited that he had thought that his sprinter might have been a Mornington Cup-type racehorse. He said, however, that Too Close The Sun might be all-around better than he had believed at first, with the sprinter becoming a Group One contender this preparation.
Smith continued that his runner is performing well. With the limits about the number of racehorses heading over to the Perth competition, Smith said that he had thought about letting Too Close The Sun compete. He remarked that after all, his racehorse ticks plenty of boxes. Plus, Smith relayed that the gate Too Close The Sun jumps from had been victorious the most in horse racing history.
At $8, Too Close The Sun was positioned on the third line of betting with TAB.com.au for the Group One and leapt from barrier ten yesterday. Smith believed that Inspirational Girl was lucidly the racehorse to beat in yesterday’s Ascot competition. He also mentioned that he believed if Neville Parnham-trained Kay Cee could capture her most optimum form, she would be one of the primary threats to Too Close The Sun.
A fortnight ago, Inspirational Girl reportedly performed excellently as per the report posted online by Australian horse racing news and information website, Racenet. Smith conceded that merely adverse luck might preclude the Grant and Alana Williams-trained mare from repeating the dose. He said that his team does not need bad luck in yesterday’s Classic, while the other competitors, including Inspirational Girl, would need some.
Too Close The Sun’s trainer admitted that Inspirational Girl is merely quicker than his runner. Smith affirmed that, despite the five-year-old Railway Stakes victor’s running prowess, he still thinks that the best-performing racehorse does not always win on race day.