Nothing finished better than Coruscation in the Westspeed Nursery Handicap (1100m) and the two year old son of Oratorio opened his winning account by going away from Jest Envy Her and Vital To Be Welsh, to score by a half length.
Drawing the outside barrier (10) Craig Staples had the galloper away well but resisted the temptation to try for the lead.
Told by trainer Paul Jordan “to allow him to find his feet,” Staples did just that and sat the gelding three deep in third position.
“Being wide in a 1000m race is not so bad as there is only a half bend to contend with from the 1000m chute” Staples said.
“Last start from a wide draw I set him alight and he died on me in the last 100m, finishing fourth. He relaxed today and I thought he had it won at the 200m mark.”
Jordan learned a lesson from that fourth behind Airglow on June 19 and removed the blinkers form his charge and also gave him more trackwork and less swimming which took some of the ‘fizz’ out of him.
Certainly no galloper has more owners than Coruscation with a veritable Melbourne Cup field as a cheer squad.