Queensland trainer Kelso Wood added another string to his spring bow on the weekend when four-year-old Someday booked his ticket south with his first stakes win in the Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) at the Sunshine Coast.
The consistent gelding will play second fiddle to Wood’s stable star Sizzling in Sydney and Melbourne but the Eagle Farm trainer is confident there are plenty of suitable races to chase.
“Sizzling will aim at the Epsom [Randwick, October 5] and then go to Melbourne and this fellow will tag along,” Wood told media after Saturday’s win.
Wood was given a slight fright on Saturday when the son of Falvelon was caught further back in the run than anticipated but his fears were for nothing.
Once Someday got into the clear in the straight, Wood’s high opinion of the horse was more than justified as he delivered a wide sprinting finish to put a gap on his rivals and win by 3 1/2 lengths.
It was almost the perfect result for Wood as stablemate and defending champion Belltone battled on gamely to take third place, with noted wet-tracker Celtic Dancer splitting the pair.
The victory was Someday’s first of this campaign and a just reward after some luckless runs saw him record black-type minor placings in his two previous outings.
It was a pleasing result for Wood as the lightly-raced sprinter proved he is capable in all conditions to fly home on a heavy track, taking his overall career record to six wins and six minor placings from 14 starts.