Uncertainty about where the races will be in Brisbane has forced coach Chris Anderson to send some runners to the Scone carnival instead.
There is a Group 1 card in Brisbane this week, but coach Chris Anderson’s focus will instead be on Scone as he heads south in search of a dry run with both Profit and Ballistic Boy.
Anderson named both horses to race in Brisbane on Saturday, but uncertainty as to where the races will take place forced his hand to the Scone Cup, with the coach needing to put the duo on a float well before the call. is done on Wednesday by the referees in the morning.
Lead apprentice Kyle Wilson-Taylor will make the hit-and-run trip to Scone on Friday to ride Profit, while Sydney hoop Josh Parr is cautioned for riding Ballistic Boy.
“It’s a bit upside down in terms of what we’re doing,” he said.
“We are looking for a dry track and apparently we could find one here but even if it is too late.
“We had to make a decision because we leave at 3 in the morning and they won’t make a decision until the end of the day.
“It’s a great meeting, all the big breeders are there and what not. These horses also have quite famous colors (Think Big Stud), so it will be good.
“I’m taking Kyle Wilson-Taylor to lead Profit, which would be a huge thrill for him, I would suggest.
“I have a great commitment to the boy, he rides as many for me as any other jockey and the fact that getting these opportunities is a reflection on the hard work he is doing.
“We should get back on the plane first thing on Saturday morning, but I told Kyle he won’t be here on Saturday if we get the chocolates.”
Anderson has had a handful of long-term dives lately and with Profit ($ 34) and Ballistic Boy ($ 26) both outsiders on the pitch, he’s looking to strike again.
“There will go double-digit prices in a strong race, but I’ve talked about how eager I am to travel with the right horses from one state to another if we can find the right ones,” he said.
“The bookmakers have been nice to us lately, so it’s nice to go there with less expectations and as a chance of elimination.”
Anderson put Profit’s latest starting performance on the heavy Doomben track as he is rehearsing Ballistic Boy for the first time over the mile for the first time in his career.
Originally published as Rainy weather forces Brisbane manager Chris Anderson to shift his focus to Scone