Buzz a triple nightmare
BUZZ NIGHTMARE makes his return to open allowance-company in tomorrow's Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Stakes at 1200 metres, aiming for a hat-trick of wins and his first victory at the level.
Unbeaten in two starts since returning from a four-month layup on May 14, the speedy colt demolished grade-one horses CRUCIAL APPEAL and UPPA TUNE at 1000 metres straight two weeks ago.
BUZZ NIGHTMARE's May 14 win was also at 1000 metres straight, making tomorrow's race his first on the round course since finishing fourth behind champion sprinter POKER STAR in the St Catherine Cup at 1100 metres on January 2.
Nevertheless, the Philip Feanny-trained four-year-old should have no problems dispatching his older rivals on the bends. When he had finished fourth behind POKER STAR, he actually led to the final furlong despite bleeding in the event.
Reporting at 55.0 kilos, nine pounds heavier than his last run, BUZZ NIGHTMARE should be none the worse as his rivals are not better off. UPPA TUNE returns with 57.0 kilos whereas CRUCIAL APPEAL is actually heavier at 122lb, up from 118.
Drawn at postposition one in a six-horse field is not bad either as two-kilo claiming apprentice should be able to keep BUZZ NIGHTMARE hugging the rail from the start. The colt's speed should ensure he turns for home either against or just off the rail should CRUCIAL APPEAL dash around from postposition four.
Even if he turns for home just off the lead, BUZZ NIGHTMARE's form should easily take him home, completing the hat-trick and into the realm of grade one where the likes of POKER STAR and his stablemate, Horse of the Year SEEKING MY DREAM, await.