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Last Saturday’s Morphettville racing saw Elvstroem sire a trio of winners which included a couple of lightly raced, likely looking types. Interestingly both Don’t Get Excited and Hucklebuck will be heading to Moonee Valley on Grand Final eve for their next assignments.
Don’t Get Excited is trained by Cranbourne mentor Stephen Theodore who has handled this horse beautifully since taking over his training earlier this year. Saturday’s win made it four from four for the gelding since joining Theodore. Don’t Get Excited was nominated for a listed event in Melbourne last weekend but it was decided to head to South Australia for the easier option at this stage. Starting a $1.80 favourite in the 0-86 handicap over 1400 metres, Don’t Get Excited jumped from barrier 8 in a 10 horse field. Settling 3rd in the running, he careered away at the top of the straight to win by almost four lengths. Don’t Get Excited will step up to 1500 metres at the Valley on the 27th of September.
The other promising Elvstroem winner at Morphettville last Saturday was 3yo gelding Hucklebuck. Trained by leading South Australian horseman Philip Stokes, Hucklebuck was having only his second career start after previously breaking his maiden at Gawler. Jumping from barrier 4 in an 8 horse field, Hucklebuck settled just off the leader early before challenging. The leading pair got right away from the rest of the field with Hucklebuck doing best at the end of the 1250 metre trip. Hucklebuck next heads towards the 1200 metre Super Vobis race at the Valley on the 27th of September with Stokes hopeful that he can measure up to stakes company down the track.
After finishing last season with 116 individual winners of 176 races and $3,570,505 in earnings, Elvstroem is straight out of the blocks again this season with 15 individual winners of 21 races and $336,090 in earnings already. What remarkable value he represents at a fee of just $4,400.Back