Mr Quickie Trainer Optimistic Despite Melody Belle Dominating Bets
SYDNEY, Australia – Phillip Stokes had expressed his upbeat viewpoint regarding the winning chance of Mr Quickie on the Doncaster Mile 2020 held yesterday, April 4.
The racehorse trainer is a stable owner with facilities in Victoria and South Australia. He just had one Sydney Group One racehorse.
That was four years ago when unassigned Hucklebuck was in the George Ryder Stakes.
Stokes had confirmed that the sporting event held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse was undoubtedly a massive test for Mr Quickie whose home track is Pakenham OC.
Nevertheless, the racehorse trainer pointed out that he hoped the stable star could cause an upset in the Doncaster Mile 2020’s signature Group One match.
Stokes shared that Mr Quickie had arrived at Warwick Farm for racehorse trainer Clare Cunningham to take care of before the critical sporting event.
Furthermore, he said that they were happy to have witnessed the last gallop of the offspring of Special Favour and Shamus Award last Tuesday at Pakenham.
Based on the report by Sports News Australia, Stokes would be watching Mr Quickie race in Sydney’s Randwick racecourse.
With restrictions imposed on interstate movements, the racehorse trainer would be spectating from Victoria though because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Quickie participated in the competition under Sydney-based rider Glyn Schofield. On Friday, the gelding was at $34 with Randwick rated in the soft track.
Stokes remarked that the racehorse is satisfactory on the soft range.
The racehorse trainer affirmed that the Doncaster Mile 2020 is a highly competitive horse racing event.
Still, he had stated that Mr Quickie was going well and could win against Melody Belle. The latter is the champion New Zealander mare that had dominated the open markets.
Since Friday, there has been a torrential downpour in Sydney, and this inclement weather was reportedly an advantage for Melody Belle.
It is because the female racehorse loves a wet horse racing track similar to most racehorses from her home country.
Punters believed that Melody Belle would be the champion in the feature Doncaster Mile 2020.
Since the eve of the momentous sporting event, they had backed her from $9 into $6, as per the report by Australian horse racing news and tips portal Just Horse Racing.
Moreover, there had been massive betting in favour of Melody Belle due to the firm belief that she is the racehorse that would be victorious in the Doncaster Mile 2020.
Horse race bettors had reportedly placed wagers of up to $10,000 on the star mare who shared $7 favouritism with Brandenburg, the three-year-old colt of racehorse trainer John Sargent.
On March 14, Mr Quickie competed in the 1,600-metre All-Star Mile 2020 held at the Caulfield Racecourse.
He raced in his initial start after coming back from a spell. However, the almost-five-year-old gelding did not win and landed on the ninth spot.
Damien Oliver remarked that he would have appreciated more room in the straight. In this way, the brown racehorse could have gathered momentum, the All-Star Mile jockey said.
Stokes shared that his charge did not, indeed, have plenty of luck in the All-Star Mile 2020. He confirmed that the racehorse was unable to get going.
Stokes relayed that Oliver had also informed him that Mr Quickie had so much to offer, though he was unsuccessful in that sporting event.
Nonetheless, Stokes cited that he considers the All-Star Mile 2020 as a learning experience that would give their group auspicious guidance on where they would head next.