CATTLE Boy has the potential to “be anything” but until he can overcome his mental issues he will flounder.
The black son of Solve The Puzzle showed just what he can do at Tamworth on Saturday when he won The Northern Daily Leader 5th Grade (402m) by a half length from Irrelevant.
He had led by as much as five lengths on jumping and cruised to a fourth win in his 23 -race career.
“He’s got the potential to be anything,” trainer Linda Harland said after the win.
“He could be anything.
“We went to Mudgee with him last week and he led easily there but they ran him down .”
Harland and husband Russell have 10 dogs in work at their Westdale property.
She reckons she just “helps out” her husband but he said it is a joint venture.
They train Cattle Boy for Casino vet Elizabeth Brown .
Of the dozen in work, 10 started at Tamworth on Saturday and the Harlands didn’t have to wait long as Black Turmoil won the next race for Brown as well.
However, that was it for them on the winning list on a day where Tamworth trainer Mark Craig finished with a treble.
He won the New England Mutual 5th Grade (340m) with Typhoon Coulter and then won two of the three heats of the Mikeloren Pattiserie Sprint Series for the 4th/5th graders over 457m.
Where’s Ken won the first heat for Craig while Fishaholic won the third. Sandwiched in between was Boorooma Girl’s win in the second heat for Westdale’s Mark Taylor.
The Mikeloren Patisserie Sprint Series Final will be raced this Saturday.
Moree and Coonabarabran also raced on Saturday.
At Coonabarabran, the Committee 1-3 Wins 5th Grade (315m) was the feature.
Jamie McHugh’s Seldom Shouts took the $700 winner’s cheque with a length win from Chris Schaefer’s Paralysis.
Moree had a six-race program on which visiting trainers Kerry Perrett and Shane Robinson landed doubles.
Perrett came all the way from Blayney to win with Mojo Rocks and Purely Speedy while Robinson saluted with Kelly We Know and Dark Missile.