Full Peal Rewarded With Summer Cup Start

There’s no arguing Full Peal deserves a shot at black type level after performing pretty much faultlessly throughout his spring / summer season.

After running a first up third over 1200m at Terang the horse has been unstoppable.

In fact he’s now won five in a row working up from a 1300m benchmark 62 over 1300m at Warrnambool on October 17 to his last start triumph in the Western Health Cup across 2000m at Flemington on December 10.

Incredibly his winning margin of 1.75 lengths in that event was his smallest of the lot, every other time it’s been at least 2.5 lengths.

He is in such good shape trainers Bill and Symon Wilde were even considering a trip west for the Perth Cup on December 31.

In the end though they decided to pass up the big money in favour of the $125,000 Summer Cup at Rosehill.

It will be the horses first trip to Sydney, his first go over 2400m and also his first shot at open grade.

Regardless of that Bill Wilde says they’re not afraid of the task at hand nor the change in direction or trip.

“They work both ways at home and I don’t think it is that important with stayers,” he said.

“All of his five wins have been unextended on different surfaces, heavy tracks and fast tracks.

“We are very excited about the horse. He really does look like a Group horse.

“As he is going up in distance he is improving each time. I see him having no problem with a mile and a half.”

Probably the most notable horse to come out of the Wilde’s Warrnambool stables to date is Hissing Sid but they feel Full Peal could be something even bigger.

“The early signs are he’s probably better,” Wilde said.

“He has a better turn of foot. He can really accelerate.

“I’m convinced there is a very nice race in him. To what level I’m not sure.”

There’s a chance that should Full Peal perform well in the Summer Cup that his next goal would be across the Bass Strait.

Connections have ties to Tasmania and the $225,000 Hobart Cup over 2200m comes up on February 12 with the Launceston Cup shortly after.

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