Talented Falkirk Gelding Search Squad added yet another win to his tally at Sandown City Meet today. Charging home late, Search Squad grabbed the lead in a thrilling finish.
Congratualtions to connections of Search Squad and thanks to Ibrahim Gundogdu for that winning ride!
HARRISON CONSIDERS ADELAIDE TRIP FOR SEARCH SQUAD.
By Adrian Dunn
DOUG Harrison may reconsider a trip to Adelaide next Saturday with Search Squad, winner of today’s New Zealand Bloodstock Handicap at Sportingbet Park.
Harrison said he’d planned to take Search Squad to the Group 2 Sportingbet Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville before the gelding flopped at Caulfield last week.
While he did not know if Search Squad would back up for a third consecutive Saturday he said it would be something to consider over the coming days.
“I think he has the makings of quite a handy horse,” Harrison predicted.
“It took a little while to get him going, but he’s always shown a lot of ability. He has just kept improving.
“He can really ping off a high speed. You like them when they can do things like that.
“If he had won last week I was going to take him over to Adelaide, but know we’ll just have to see what we do with him.”
Harrison paid $85,000 for Search Squad, a son of Falkirk, at a ready to run sale in New Zealand.
He said he was looking for another Falkirk after he had previously bought Falcent and he landed up Search Squad.
Search Squad, an $11 chance, scored by a short neck from Self Sense, $13, with a half neck to Tankster, $18, third.
Darney Gib, the $5 favorite, finished a close up fifth.