Neasham hoping purple patch with juveniles continues at Gosford

Leading metropolitan trainer Annabel Neasham is living by the adage that when you’re on a good thing you should stick to it.

Ahead of Thursday’s feature Gosford meeting, the Warwick Farm-based trainer has hit the ground running with her latest batch of young horses.

At Wednesday’s Kensington meeting, she not only trained the opening two-year-old winner Megastar Heart over 1400m, but then promptly brought home the trifecta in the second race over the same trip with a trio of promising three-year-old fillies.

And she’s out to continue that juvenile domination with a speedy colt making his debut at Gosford in a Maiden Plate over 1100m for the two-year-olds.

Superhero, a son of prolific sprint sire Deep Field and quoted at $10.50 in early betting, has always been well thought of by the stable and starts behind two solid metropolitan trials.

That’s not to say she isn’t having fun with the older imported gallopers after four-year-old mare Junebug announced her arrival Down Under with an effortless win as a hot favourite at Muswellbrook on Monday.

Now she is confident, ex-UK and beautifully bred four-year-old Hiawatha can break through for his first Australian win third-up in a Class 1 & Maiden Plate over 2100m on the Central Coast.

A son of the great stayer Camelot, Hiawatha endured an inauspicious start to life in Australia when he was pulled up in very heavy ground at Kembla Grange six weeks ago.

Story by Neil Evans – Sydney Morning Herald

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