Second Effort Thriving As He Prepares For Bletchingly Stakes

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Trainer Clinton McDonald is delighted with Second Effort as the seasoned galloper prepares for the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Second Effort is aiming to capture his second win at Group level in the Bletchingly Stakes on Saturday. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Second Effort resumed in the Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) a fortnight ago and despite being checked early in the race stormed home to finish third behind Pago Rock and Elite Elle.

McDonald told Racing Ahead that the Mossman gelding has improved from his first-up run and is primed for a big performance on Saturday.

“He has really come on, the first-up run was always going to be his vulnerable one and we feel that he has trained on beautifully,” McDonald said.

“He has done everything right and he is going into Saturday really starting to get to where he needs to be.”

McDonald set the early season John Monash Stakes, Bletchingly Stakes, Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) as the major 2013 Spring Racing Carnival targets for the rising seven-year-old and he is hopeful Second Effort can add another win at Group level to his racing resume this campaign.

“We are really focusing on these first four runs to be his goals and hopefully everything can fall into place for him,” McDonald said.

Helping Second Effort’s chances of recording his first win in Melbourne since the 2012 P.B. Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield is the large amounts of rain expected in the Australian racing capital this week.

The six-year-old is one of Australian racings leading wet track performers, having recorded nine wins from eleven starts on rain affected tracks, and has previously been victorious on a bog track at Caulfield.

Second Effort will have to at his best in the Bletchingly Stakes with John Monash Stakes winner Pago Rock, classy filly Elite Elle and Darley gelding Launay all set to take part.

About The Author

Thomas Hackett

Thomas is a passionate and opinionated racing journalist and punter who has been obsessed with horse racing since he backed Saintly to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup. An international racing enthusiast, he has his finger on the pulse of racing news not just from Australia but all around the world.


  1. Harris

    Its such as you learn my mind! You appear to know so much approximately this,
    like you wrote the e book in it or something. I believe that you
    simply could do with some % to pressure the message house a bit,
    but other than that, this is fantastic blog. An excellent read.
    I’ll definitely be back.

  2. Augusto de Arruda Botelho

    Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve visited this blog before
    but after looking at a few of the articles I realized it’s new
    to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I came across it and I’ll be bookmarking
    it and checking back frequently!

  3. real estate

    What’s up, yup this article is actually good and I have learned lot of things from it regarding blogging.


  4. car look

    I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter
    stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an shakiness over that
    you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again since exactly the same nearly
    very often inside case you shield this increase.

  5. agenda replacement keys

    What’s up, after reading this amazing piece of
    writing i am too delighted to share my experience here with friends.

  6. residential real

    Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your article seem to be running off
    the screen in Safari. I’m not sure if this
    is a format issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I
    figured I’d post to let you know. The design look great though!
    Hope you get the issue solved soon. Kudos

  7. James Frazer Mann

    Exceptional post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further.
    Thank you!

  8. hydrogen car technology

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post
    was good. I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

  9. good business

    Good day I am so happy I found your website, I really found
    you by accident, while I was browsing on Google for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and
    would just like to say thanks a lot for a tremendous post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the
    theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the minute but I have saved it and also added your RSS
    feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up
    the great work.

  10. range cars

    all the time i used to read smaller content which also clear their motive, and that is also happening with this piece of writing which I am reading now.

  11. card serves

    This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.
    I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more
    of your fantastic post. Also, I’ve shared your web site in my
    social networks!

  12. James Frazer Mann

    Attractive portion of content. I simply stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to claim that I acquire actually enjoyed account
    your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing on your feeds and even I achievement you get right of
    entry to persistently fast.

  13. Umanizzare presídios

    Howdy! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with SEO?
    I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but
    I’m not seeing very good gains. If you know of any please share.
    Thank you!

  14. diagnostics automobile diagnostics

    Pretty component of content. I just stumbled
    upon your site and in accession capital to say that
    I acquire in fact loved account your blog posts.

    Anyway I’ll be subscribing in your augment and even I fulfillment you get
    right of entry to consistently quickly.

  15. menu makanan bayi 6 bulan keatas

    Your method of explaining the whole thing in this post is really nice,
    every one be capable of simply know it, Thanks a lot.

  16. keep business

    Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m
    impressed! Very useful information specifically the last part :) I care for such information a
    lot. I was seeking this certain information for a very long time.
    Thank you and best of luck.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.