Megablast – didn’t accept

Megablast – didn’t accept

Horse name: Megablast

Age: 6

Sex: Gelding

Trainer: Nigel Tiley

Owner: Mrs D M Bowbyes / Dr J A Bowbyes

Country: NZ -> Australia

Attempt?: Confirmed

Our handicap: 50kgs

Formline: NZ form with two attempts on tough ground in Australia

Distance Query?: No

Path?: Sydney races

Likes wet?: Yes – ok on good tracks, a real contender on a bog

Notes: The grey Megablast is a sort of NZ stayer who came to Australia last year but found the going too firm in Melbourne. After a win as topweight back home, he’s coming across to Sydney first for the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes on Sept 16th, then hopefully the Metropolitan and the Melbourne Cup. Trainer Nigel Tilley said it plainly that he needs a wet track: “He copes on top of the ground, but he is so much better with the cut out of it.” So he’ll likely only progress if Sydney tracks prove wet enough that he can make his way up through the grades.