Bolitho talks up Rule Of Thumb

29 December 2017 00:09:35 GMTPlus11

Trainer Tim Bolitho says there has never been any doubt about Rule Of Thumb's ability as the six-year-old goes in search of glory at Cranbourne on Saturday night.

Rule Of Thumb struggled to live up to expectations in his early racing days, which were not helped by injury lay-offs, but he is now realising that undoubted potential.

Having won seven from his last 11, he has raced through his grades to now tackle an M0 heat and final series kicking off at Cranbourne this weekend.

"We've been able to drive him more positively. There's been no real need to run him off the gate but he's been able to park and he's pretty strong," Bolitho said.

"It's interesting to compare him to a few others we've had, Albert Jaccka was pretty strong but lacked a little bit of high speed and Arber had really high speed but this guy is probably a little bit more rounded in terms of having both attributes."

After his latest assignment, Rule of Thumb is likely to continue his career in Victoria for some time due to the lure of a shot at the Country Cups.

Meanwhile, Bolitho will also send Morvah around at the same meeting on Saturday night. Still on his way up, Bolitho says he may be one to watch in the coming months.

He continued: "There's probably not a lot between him and Rule Of Thumb in terms of their speed," he added. "Things just haven't worked out at his past couple but I've made a few gear changes and hopefully we'll see him back to his best on the weekend."

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