There Goes My Hero primed for Hastings

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  • May 01, 2023
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There Goes My Hero will be vying to record back-to-back wins when he heads to Hastings on Saturday where he could secure his future offshore.

The No Nay Never colt finished runner-up in his first two starts before winning at Avondale earlier this month which instigated an influx of offshore interest in the Steven Cole-trained runner.

“There has been quite a bit of interest in him from Hong Kong. We thought we had him sold after his last start, so he might be sold if he won,” Cole said.

“He is a nice horse, but you have got to sell and move horses on to make money.”

While a sale could be imminent, Cole is keeping his focus on the Hawke’s Bay Owners and Breeders Association 2YO (1200m) for which There Goes My Hero is a $2.70 favourite with TAB bookmakers.

“He’s been in good form,” Cole said.

“He was due to race last week Pukekohe, but with the wet weather we scratched him and saved him.

“Hopefully the rain stays away and we get a nice trip down there tomorrow.

“Lisa (Latta, trainer) has got a last start winner (Get Funky, $4.80) in there as well that runs pretty well. Off his form and the good draw (2), you would think he would be a top chance.”

Cole will also line-up Magneto in the Three Wise Birds Handicap (1400m).

“Dropping back to 65 grade should suit and stepping up in trip with Ace (Lawson-Carroll) on so that will bring his weight back to 57kg,” he said.

“I hope to see his form turn around if he can bring his two-year-old form and early three-year-old form.”

Meanwhile, Cole has been pleased with how New Arrangement has pulled up following his fourth placing in last Sunday’s Listed ANZAC Mile (1600m) at Awapuni.

“I was rapt with the way he went the other day,” Cole said.

“He struck a couple of hard tracks at Pukekohe in his last few and probably wasn’t quite suited to them.

“Hopefully there is a nice win in him in the next two weeks.”

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