Wright Targets Coolgardie Cup With Bollywood Blitz

27
Apr

Craig Wright confirmed Bollywood Blitz will target feature Kalgoorlie races after rebounding to win the Yellowglen Handicap (1600m) at Ascot last week.

The Kalgoorlie carnival is firmly back on the radar for the goldfields-owned five-year-old who atoned after his previous defeat at Ascot a week earlier.

After sitting on the back of the leader, Bollywood Blitz charged to the lead inside the final 50m and defeated pacesetter Minus Looks by ¾ of a length.

“Backing up I thought this race was really suitable for him,” Wright said.

“A lot of the boys who own him are from Kalgoorlie and would dearly love to have a horse race during the round.

“I think we have played our cards right to see if we can stretch him out over and beyond the mile at least.

“So that that’s where we are going to go and I think a race like the Coolgardie Cup looks suitable.

“I think over 1760m he will be strong and slots into that race perfectly.”

Bollywood Blitz claimed his second win this campaign, storming back after he finished unplaced behind Settlers Creek.

“In hindsight I was disappointed in the run when he only beat one runner home” Wright said.

“But when you look at it he still ran a personal best over 1400m and quite a smart final 600m.”

Bollywood Blitz has improved out of sight under Wright’s guidance, winning five races at Kalgoorlie and Ascot since transferring from Perth last year.

Meanwhile Bunbury galloper, Profit Street, another impressive winner at Ascot on the weekend, could also be set for the Kalgoorlie round.

The son of Viscount pressed his claims for feature races when he came from last position at the turn, defeating Red Paddy by a half-length.

“We have a high opinion of him and the Roma Cup (1200m) is a thought, but we haven’t mapped out an exact programme,” said co-trainer, Matt Giadresco.

“But later in the year a race like the Hannans Handicap (1400m) looks a suitable race for him.”

Julio Santarelli