Hailing from Scone racetrack in NSW, Bernie Kelly is a trainer who has the patience to take the time necessary for a horse to reach his potential. The recent run of Bobbing in The Kosciuszko at Randwick on the 19th of October shows that fortunes favour the patient.
Of his run in The Kosciuszko, jockey Koby Jennings says of Bobbing, “Absolutely outstanding. We know he’s going to be better as he gets to 1400m and a mile but that was about as good a first-up run as you can get from a horse. All concerned should be very proud of him.”
As a young horse Bobbing had issues early on in his career that kept him off the racetrack, but the horse’s connections were left with a fresh older galloper who overcame his problems and became a big – race threat. Kelly says, “It just goes to show how sometimes what you think is bad luck, can swing around in your favour.”
Run in a faster time than the Sydney Stakes, this year’s Kosciuszko (1200m) had everyone talking about Bobbing’s super run over the last 600m (32.58 seconds). His final 200m was accomplished in 11.01 and was just a fraction off the fastest of the day.
Happy with this result, Scone trainer Bernie Kelly says, “Bobbing has had difficulty in the past keeping condition on. He’s a finicky eater and will leave anything he doesn’t like in the bowl.”
Kelly got the hot tip himself when it was recommended he try ZanoBOLIC Concentrate with Bobbing and he says, “After only four weeks on it, the results have been very pleasing. He’s eating it up without any hesitation. His coat has darkened and best of all, he’s carrying more weight than normal, all good signs.”
“After The Kosciuszko result, I’m keeping him on ZanoBOLIC for now. So far so good, so why change what’s working?”