It might have been a mid-weeker at Warwick but Addocarr has got the job done in a 1500m Class One on Thursday.
The well-named Sizzling gelding lapped it up in heavy eight conditions, after getting through the softer ground with ease for a comfortable one length victory with Anthony Allen on board.
It almost wasn’t to be for the Tim O’Malley part-owned runner though, after the Warwick meeting was postponed from Tuesday due to the state of the track, but Racing Queensland were able to hold the meeting on Thursday and the rest was history.
The Tony Gollan trained four-year-old was expected to go well, dropping back in class on recent runs at Toowoomba and Doomben, and was well supported, coming in from $3.50 into $2.30 by start time.
“It was a pretty good win; it was straight forward and he was expected to win and did what he needed to do,” Gollan said.
When asked why the stable opted for the mid-week trip to Warwick with Addocarr, Gollan touched on two main reasons.
“We were just trying to get the horses’ confidence up; we thought we would try and find the right grade of race and get a win with him and then find a nice race afterwards,” Gollan said.
The Queensland trainer said Addocarr would now head back to the bigger tracks, in the hope he was in the right head space to compete with some better horses.
“There is a race at Ipswich in a couple weeks we are looking at, it’s a good type of race for him and he should go well based on his last effort,” Gollan.
Despite a lull in form towards the end of his last preparation, Addocarr has been a decent little earner for connections, winning twice and placing a further eight times from 19 starts, earning a tick over $60,000 in prizemoney.