Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Pacino Looks to Have Hoof on the Till

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Pacino Looks to Have Hoof on the Till

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TRAINER Clinton McDonald is planning to have a fun summer with veteran galloper Pacino.

McDonald's family owns the eight year-old and he is striking form at the right time after six runs in the spring.

C[pounds sterling]He is getting on, so whatever prize money he picks up is great for us,C[yen] McDonald said yesterday.

While Pacino has won just six of his 65 starts, he has been a lucrative horse for the McDonalds, earning $453,540 in stakes.

McDonald hopes Pacino can build on that in today's Corey Gilby Memorial Handicap (1800m) at Sandown Co a race named for the Queensland jockey who died earlier this month.

Quoted at $4 yesterday, Pacino had only Snitza ($2.70) and Full Peal ($3.30) ahead of him in TAB Sportsbet's market.

Pacino struggled in some of the better spring races but McDonald always planned to have him up and about for the summer on the firmer tracks, which he needs to show his best.

C[pounds sterling]I wanted to get him to the Christmas period without overdoing it through the spring so he could race at this time of the year,C[yen] McDonald said. …

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