Whisper Impresses at Workouts

Whisper Impresses at Workouts

Bruce Stewart

24th April 2021

Trotter Chinese Whisper was the star of the Wyndham Workouts today as Southland’s leading trainer Nathan Williamson took some serious horsepower to the Young Quinn Raceway.

Racing against the pacers, Chinese Whisper came home with a powerful run from well off the pace to finish fourth.

“He went great,” Williamson said.

Chinese Whisper under a tight hold with a lap to run

Chinese Whisper was coming home so quick (on a dead track) under his own steam that twenty metres past the post he was in front and still under a tight hold.

When pushed for his sectionals, Williamson was coy. “I’ll keep them to myself (laughter). No, he ran 3-03 his last half in 56. I’ll hopefully go to Diamonds Day unless the Handicapper handicaps me out of it.”

Williamson also lined up his two pacing stars Ragazzo Mach and Pembrook Playboy, and both finished off well, with Pembrook Playboy beating his stablemate by a nose.

Pembrook Playboy on the inside (just) of Ragazzo Mach

“Really nice both of them. They had a couple of easy days after they came back (from Christchurch) and I thought I’d give them a run off the place. I got them running 3-04 home in 57. We weren’t here to run any flash times. They both look pretty good to me.”

Bronson Munro had a handful of horse in the Non Win Mobile Pace when he was a passenger behind Cool Idea. The American Idea mare was on the job for the whole trip and held on to win.

Cool Idea winning for Bronson Munro

She took a bit of pulling up after.

Graeme Anderson and Mike Love brought a float load of horses down from Westward Beach. They included Cantfindabettorman a Sweet Lou two year old, which won impressively beating new comer to the Williamson barn, Sand Wave.

Cantfindabettorman on the outside getting home over Sand Wave

Cantfindabettorman’s pedigree goes back to horses like Palestine, Barbara Del, Derby and Bahrein while Sand Wave, which qualified for Simon Adlam, is a full-brother to Bonnie Joan.