Decision Time For Voice Commander

By: Sarah Fortnum
May 10th, 2011
Voice Commander

Voice Commander's winter campaign still undecided

Trainer Nick Olive’s Voice Commander has made a fantastic recovery following his classy win in the $140,000 Listed Wagga Wagga Cup last Friday.

Owners are now battling with the decision of whether to send their stakes winner to Sydney or Brisbane for the winter.

No-matter the decision, Nick Olive and Voice Commander’s connections won’t be putting a stop to the horse’s current preparation.

“We’ll continue on this preparation,” Olive said.

“He has pulled up terrific, I can’t believe how well he has pulled up. He is an amazing horse.

“When he came back into the mounting yard he could hardly walk. I reckon though he has pulled up better than after any other race this campaign.

“He is jumping out of his skin. Bringing him back from the pool yesterday he was rearing up and pig-rooting out, he hasn’t left a grain of feed, it is amazing.

“He cleaned up his food bin from the moment he got home.”

The quick recovery means that Voice Commander will head to either the Listed McKell Cup at Rosehill or the Group 3 Premier’s Cup at Doomben later this month.

“I haven’t confirmed what it is going to be yet but it will either be the McKell Cup in two weeks at Rosehill or we will take him up to Brisbane in three weeks for the Premier’s Cup at Doomben,” Olive said.

While the immediate issue is where Voice Commander will spend his winter campaign, Olive has his eyes set on the $200,000 Canberra Cup in his home town as the target of Voice Commander’s next preparation.

“I would love to win the Canberra Cup with him,” Olive said.

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