Bell hopes for Shockwave
Trainer Ryan Bell believes his talented colt Shockwave is capable of picking up his first feature victory at Gloucester Park on Friday.
Shockwave has been drawn in barrier three in the $50,000 DTS Pine Logs Sales Classic for three-year-old colts and geldings, much to the delight of Bell.
The trainer is confident the Mach Three colt is capable of leading and emerging triumphant in the Group 2 event over 2130m, especially with champion reinsman Gary Hall Jnr in the sulky.
Bell himself took the drive of Shockwave when he won easily from Its Rock And Roll and Patrickthepiranha in a prelude of this event on Tuesday of last week, and is delighted with the way he has pulled up.
Hall Jnr will be planning to take full advantage of Shockwave's sparkling gate speed in a bid for an all-the-way victory, and Bell has high hopes.
"He's done very well since that win and I'm really pleased with him and the way he has come along," Bell said.
"I thought his win was comfortable, without being exciting. But, surprisingly with the amount of racing he'd had, he came through his run like as though he needed it. However, he's now jumping out of his skin.
"Barrier three is the best barrier we've had for quite a while, so we're going to make the most of it in a bid to keep the two main dangers (Patrickthepiranha and Its Rock And Roll) on our outside. Shockwave is definitely capable of winning."