|The half brother to the former Group winning star galloper Theatre
is primed to win his first metropolitan race at Flemington tomorrow.
Rescato, a member of the Caulfield based Graham Woolston stable, is
hoping to follow in his big brother's footsteps by winning at Flemington.
"I think he's a pretty smart horse," Woolston
said of Rescato today. "He must be a really good each way chance at odds
A flashy chestnut gelding with four white socks, Rescato
was a back to back winner on the provincial circuit in Victoria before finishing unplaced
at Flemington on June 10.
"You can basically forget about his run last start at
Flemington. He had a terrible wide barrier and he was right there before being basically
nursed to the line by his rider," Woolston added.
Andrew Findlay, one of Melbourne's most underrated and in
form riders, will be in the saddle tomorrow.
"He (Findlay) is a very good jockey," Woolston
said. "He's been riding in great style and he likes this fellow. Andrew's been riding
him in his track work and has been pleased with how he's been going."
During a glamourous career on the track Theatre, a son of
Roi Danzig, proved he was well above average. A multiple stakes winner at three, his best
win came in the Group Two Ascot Vale Stakes at Flemington.
Both Theatre and Rescato are two of the named foals from
the Raise a Cup mare Raise a Ransom.
Since Rescato was born the mare has only produced one named
foal, a two-year-old by Ashkalani. He's been named Great Star and has been sent to Hong
The mare presently has a rising yearling by the ill-fated
Snippets, and sadly for her owners last season she missed to the American Horse of the
Year and Champion Juvenile Favorite Trick.
PIC - Quentin