Waterhouse Excited for Dawn Passage on Saturday’s The Gong
NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia – Dawn Passage is one of the competitors in today’s The Gong competition. This tilt is a 1,600-metre handicap horse race. The Gong will take place at Kembla Grange, New South Wales, as per Australian horse racing news and tips website, JustHorseRacing. If Dawn Passage and his team win, they get to take home $1 million in cash prize.
With The Gong happening today, November 21, Gai Waterhouse has expressed his excitement about his bay-coloured charge’s participation. Dawn Passage’s trainer remarked that he is undoubtedly looking forward to The Gong. Waterhouse has reportedly acknowledged that his talented galloper would have to race at his highest level in the star-studded field to win.
He is confident that Dawn Passage will deliver his best performance today. The racehorse trainer cited that Dawn Passage would get the correct barrier and a dry track, which are the little matters in favour of his runner. Additionally, Waterhouse referred to these elements as a kind of luck essential for winning important contests, based on the news posted online by Australian horse betting news and information portal, Racenet.
The training partner of Adrian Bott for Dawn Passage shared more details regarding the outlook of the 4-year-old stallion before the weekend race. Waterhouse shared that, for race day, Dawn Passage is a racehorse who puts his game face on. He also relayed jockey Tim Clark’s perspective of Dawn Approach and Raja Lane’s son. Waterhouse said that Clark had mentioned that the Dawn Passage he rides in a horse race is completely dissimilar to the Dawn Passage he works in a barrier test or on the track.
Waterhouse described Dawn Passage further, citing that The Gong is a top-class competition, yet they could not be more delighted with the high-performing racehorse taking part in it. Additionally, Waterhouse remarked that his runner is a class individual who is fantastic and has had a tiny test in between runs. Dawn Passage’s trainer relayed that, by his sprinter’s standards, he has been impressive in being victorious in the Wyong trial. Waterhouse added that Dawn Passage’s trackwork since had also been quite exemplary.
Dawn Passage is the champion of five of his 13 starts. He has taken home almost $1.5 million in prize money. After third placings in the Golden Eagle and Silver Eagle, Dawn Passage is participating in The Gong. For this upcoming horse race, he has firmed back into equal favouritism at $4.60 with Purple Sector, the gelding trained by John Thompson.
Besides Dawn Passage, Waterhouse and Bott are sending four starters to The Gong meeting. These racehorses include Rule The World in the 1,400-metre Benchmark 78 Handicap event. The Gong has attracted a superb line-up. They include Nettoyer, Olmedo, and Best Of Days.
These three individual Group 1 champions are among the 13 of the 16 starters that have previously been victorious at Group or Listed level. Additionally, three racehorses have yet to become winners in a stakes tilt. They are Al Mah Haha, who is the last start Goulburn Cup champion, multiple Group placegetter, Bottega, and two-time Group 1 placegetter, Reloaded.