Hartnell Ready For Melbourne Cup Victory

24 October, 2016

If you’d told John O’Shea on Saturday morning that his star Hartnell would come in eight lengths behind Winx in the Cox Plate that afternoon, he would have probably been devastated.

But yesterday, O’Shea was eagerly looking forward to his horse’s grand final this spring on the first Tuesday in November.

“I thought he was good as it’s going to be a very high-rating Cox Plate and the best part of his race was in the last 100 metres,” O’Shea said on Sunday.

Godolphin’s Australian-based trainer pinpointed the areas where Winx proved too nimble for his horse. “He struggles to quicken on a bend and that’s where she really pours it on. Read More…