Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Cool Water Tipped to Shine on Dry Track after Sinking in Wet

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Cool Water Tipped to Shine on Dry Track after Sinking in Wet

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Byline: Clair Morton Clair.Morton@dailyexaminer.com.au

COOL Water is her name but it seems the moniker doesn't translate to reality for the Grafton-trained mare which has demonstrated a distinct dislike for the wet.

The five-year-old has had a steady reputation but her last two runs have produced vastly different results; a solid win at the Gold Coast followed by a last-place finish in the wet at Doomben.

Today marks the bay mare's first start on her home track at the Clarence River Jockey Club, where she will be one of three New Zealand horses among a small field of seven in the first race of the day.

Trainer Scott Henley predicted Cool Water would run a much better race on today's dry track and was hoping the last start was a "forgive run".

"She's in her own backyard so she just walks across the road and she's there to race," he said.

"She can only improve on her last run and she still has confidence."

Henley said the 2200m race at Doomben just over a week ago was Cool Water's first start in the wet and she had not performed well. …

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