Almost two months since its last race, the “Tamworth Tornado” is back and ready to hit the ground running at Monday’s Muswellbrook meeting.
Flying 1000m in the Summer Sizzler headline on a surface that probably plays better than a good 4, the still lightly ridden five-year-old Casino Lord was fighting for his second win from his last three starts in a competitive sprint that could prove to be a major Form line around the borough and even short distances run highways in Sydney.
Casino Lord, from Group 1 winner Casino Prince, trained by Cody Morgan, stormed home to win an open class sprint at home nearly 10 weeks ago.
Unfortunately he then came from far behind but was unable to overtake the winner in the strong Rusty Spanner sprint at this circuit on November 25th.
Connections decided to kick him out, knowing he fares best when kept fresh, and was given a proper test 11 days before Christmas.
Since then, Morgan has kept the gelding away from trials, instead keeping him close at hand on the training track, and in another boost he has enlisted world-class country jockey Aaron Bullock to ride.
With a 33 percent hit rate at both long range and fixed courses, Casino Lord should enjoy the long run home on the ‘Bach, dressed especially to find good cover again in the field.
His biggest threat may come from smart Scone mare Tucson Valley, who is pulling the fence in her first run since mid-July.
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/racing/tamworth-tornado-out-to-cause-mayhem-at-muswellbrook-meeting-20230115-p5ccn4.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_sport Meeting in Muswellbrook to welcome the Tamworth Tornado