Weeks excited by Spankem arrival
Trainer Darren Weeks says Kiwi sensation Spankem could be aimed at some big feature races during the winter, including the Blacks A Fake.
Spankem arrives in Brisbane from New Zealand, where he was in the care of champion trainer Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen, and Weeks is excited about what lies ahead.
Weeks landed the gig through his partner and regular driver Kylie Rasmussen, who is the sister of Natalie and he will now come up with a race plan for the winter.
The upcoming 2021 The TAB Queensland Constellations is a target and Weeks says options are aplenty.
"We haven’t had a good look at exactly what we will do, but he has come across to go to the big features through the winter - maybe the Blacks A Fake, or something like that," Weeks said.
"But there are other races he could go too; they are the obvious targets for him.
"I do not know exactly how long he is going to be here but for what I know, we have got him here for the upcoming carnival."
The TAB Queensland Constellations begins in June and Glenys Kennard who owns Spankem with her husband Phil says their charge is raring to go.
"We had thought about sending him to Australia in January, to come over to Sydney and race around the Miracle Mile, but unfortunately he got a little bit tired with his racing and we decided to give him a freshen up," she said.
"His last race for him here was the Easter Cup, which was the end of April, and he is raring to go now and is just jumping out of his skin."