Pascoe has faith in Blistering juvenile
Trainer John Pascoe is looking forward to his speedy homebred juvenile Blistering stepping out on debut in the AU$125,000 Wilde Racing Handicap over five and a half furlongs at Caulfield on Friday.
"Blistering by name, blistering by nature," Pascoe said of his exciting youngster. "She showed me from very early on that the name was going to suit the occasion.
"I was looking at a two-year-old race at Moe, but Jason (Maskiell) had already picked out the race at Caulfield and I told him 'I will see you there'. He trialled her and said to me 'Gee there's another gear there I reckon and you should be going to Melbourne'."
Blistering is a daughter of Pascoe’s first winner as trainer, Yasey San, making her a half-sister to talented stablemate Vainstream, the winner of last year's $250,000 VOBIS Gold Sprint over six furlongs.
Yasey San broke her maiden at lowly Stoney Creek in December 2009, but Pascoe is not afraid of starting his filly out at Caulfield against the likes of AU$1 million purchase Billiondollarbaby (I Am Invincible).
"All the top trainers are there with well-bred expensive horses, I have just bred her myself and she hasn't cost me an arm and a leg. I know what I've got and I think it's as good as anything in the race. She doesn't know what the others are worth. Nothing has ever headed her or got near her in trackwork and trials," Pascoe added.
Blistering is 15.00 to come out on top at Caulfield on Friday, while Billiondollarbaby is 3.40.
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