Hunter sets sights on Peninsula Cup

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MORNINGTON-based trainer, Wez Hunter, will be out to keep his unbeaten run this season at Mornington alive, as his talented gelding Call It A Day lines up in the Peninsula Cup (1600m).

Despite stepping up to the distance for the first time, Hunter is confident Call It A Day can keep the hot-streak going in the Peninsula Cup.

“His record on his home track is really good, and he’s had three starts [this preparation] for two wins and a second,” he said.

“He’ll drop to the minimum and it’ll be his first time at the mile, but his form around 1500m has been pretty solid so the trip shouldn’t be an issue.”

It’s been just over a year since Call It A Day fractured his hind leg in trackwork, but since reaching optimal fitness, Hunter believes his gelding has “come back bigger and better”.

“It took him a bit to get right but now he’s back and racing to the potential that we thought he had,” he said.

Hunter has been low-flying as of late, training three winners and a narrow second place-getter from his past five runners (at time of writing). Three of those runs were from the airborne Call It A Day.

Hong Kong jockey Tommy Berry could also potentially be booked for the ride.

First published in the Mornington News – 30 October 2018

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