Trainer: Wet Weather Will Aid Our Big Mike Bag Second Pakenham Win
VICTORIA, Australia – Brett Scott shared his opinion about how Our Big Mike can win his second Pakenham Cup victory. He remarked that his sprinter could deliver his best performance and bring home the bacon if it rains on Saturday. Scott said that he would love to experience damp weather as it could empower Our Big Mike to grab his second Pakenham win.
The Pakenham Cup is a horse racing match happening on Saturday, December 5 at Victoria’s Pakenham Racecourse. This open handicap tilt will award $300,000 to the champion, according to the information posted online by Australian horse betting news and tips website, JustHorseRacing.
The latest weather forecast issued by the Bureau Of Meteorology offered Scott a glimmer of hope. The office predicted that this coming Saturday, there would be an increase in rain showers for the Pakenham area. Therefore, Our Big Mike has an advantage in the forthcoming 2,500-metre contest.
Scott pointed out that their team would surely come out positive. Nevertheless, he relayed that horseman Noel Callow would have the choice to take a seat behind Knights Order if this Adrian Bott and Gai Waterhouse-trained sprinter goes to take the lead. He added that their group would have to let him go and get the trail behind him if Knights Order desires to lick along, based on the report posted online by Australian horse racing news and information website, Racenet.
In 2018, Our Big Mike bagged the top prize in that year’s Pakenham competition. Scott conceded that Landvetter and Don Eduardo’s son’s form is not as robust at this point, leading to this weekend’s sporting event. Nonetheless, Scott has not ruled out his galloper staging a big form reversal to clinch his second Pakenham Cup victory.
The Ballarat Cup-winning racehorse trainer shared that Our Big Mike is a selective galloper and would merely perform well if he had everything to his liking. Scott described his eight-year-old gelding as wise and a little bit of hot and cold. He added that Our Big Mike is an amusing racehorse as he gets delighted if he gets his way and in a pleasant rhythm.
Additionally, Scott said that the Mornington Racecourse resident surrenders a bit if he goes too slowly, gets stressed out, and his opponents get the better of him. The racehorse trainer affirmed that Our Big Mike prefers to make his own rules. Scott also mentioned that Our Big Mike merely knew one technique to race, with the runner to push forward as he has done in most of his 42 competitions to date.
While Our Big Mike trailed the field, Scott bagged the 2020 Ballarat Cup victory with the dependable sprinter Irish Flame, ending 13 lengths from his stablemate. Emergency runner Irish Flame won the 2020 Ballarat Cup in an upset last November 21.
Scott remarked that Our Big Mike would have finished nearer to the champion, had he not been obstructed while getting weak at the 200 metres of the 2020 Ballarat Cup. Our Big Mike’s trainer pointed out that once his runner obtained the check, he merely pulled himself up pretty much in the recently concluded $500,000-horse race.