Young talent shining for Cambridge trainers
24 November 2015
Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young are starting to reap the rewards from a period of stable redevelopment.
The Cambridge trainers are successfully guiding a number of promising young prospects through the system with eyes on a number of upcoming age group features.
“We’ve had to rebuild over the last 18 months after a lot of our horses were sold and we’ve got a nice team around us now,” Busuttin said.
Among them is the three-year-old Natural Achiever, who was a runaway winner on debut at Te Rapa on Sunday.
“I don’t think he beat a lot with all due respect, but he did it with a bit of style and he’d only had one trial over 800 metres,” Busuttin said.
“He’s always showed plenty of ability. Opie (Bosson) said he relaxed well after doing a bit early to get across from an awkward draw.”
Natural Achiever will be aimed toward the NZB Karaka Million 3YO event at Ellerslie on January 24 with stablemates Curragh and Tavago also eligible for the event.
“They are all paid up and I hope the 2000 Guineas winner (Xtravagant) goes for the Levin Classic the week before – we’d be keen to dodge him,” Busuttin said.
Meanwhile, the stable’s Listed Karaka Million candidate Caorunn will make his next appearance at Trentham on Saturday week.
“He had a break after Otaki and he’ll go down to Wellington for the Wakefield Challenge Stakes,” Busuttin said.
Runner-up on debut to the subsequent Listed Wellesley Stakes winner Tennessee at Ruakaka, Caorunn is currently seventh in order of entry to the Karaka Million after his last-start success at Otaki. – NZ Racing Desk.