Rails Draw No Help For Tungsten Miss

WHEN the box draw came out for the heats of the Young Guns at Albion Park on Thursday night, trainer Jedda Cutlack was overjoyed.

David Brasch

12 May 2022

WHEN the box draw came out for the heats of the Young Guns at Albion Park on Thursday night, trainer Jedda Cutlack was overjoyed.

Jedda’s star race bitch, Tungsten Miss, came up with the coveted rails.

The daughter of Fernando Bale-Miss Lauryn is outstanding having won 12 of her 16 starts with victories in the Group 2 Queensland Futurity, Ipswich Young Guns, Dave Brett Memorial Maiden and Corporate Dollars.

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But, when Jedda went looking through the rivals for Tungsten Miss her heart sank.

There sitting up in box two is King Cole.

“She’s got box one, but it is the worst draw in Australia,” said Jedda.

“King Cole is the worst crash railer ever. He is desperate for the rails and anything inside him just cops it.”

Tungsten Miss is likely to start a hot favourite for the Young Guns heat.

“She has not raced since being flattened in the final of the Group 3 Ipswich Auction in April.

“She took a while to get over that race,” said Jedda.

“It was pretty stressful for her, a combination of things worked against her.

“On form, she should win and be a hot, hot favourite, but with King Cole on her outside, she probably should now be $3 or even $4.”

Veteran trainer, Col Hamilton, is back in the big time at Albion Park on Thursday night with Young Guns hopeful Street Smart just two months after having a cancerous lower left lung removed.

Col, who has prepared such prolific Albion Park winners as Big Dac and Roman Express from a two-dog kennel, has Street Smart drawn the four in his heat.

“Yep,” said Col. “I’m a lot better now. I was left pretty painful after the operation.”

He has had Street Smart (Cosmic Rumble-Lantana Lass) back for only one start a second over 395m.

“I gave him to Tim Prado to train while I was in hospital,” said Col.

“He’s been training only a year and I’ve been giving him some guidance. Tim got Street Smart and proceeded to win two city races with him.”