Victorian campaign off for Enhance Your Calm
By Michael Guerin
The Victorian campaign of New Zealand juvenile trotting star Enhance Your Calm is off.
The early fixed odds favourite for both the Redwood and the Breeders Crown juvenile male trot will miss both races after co-trainer Mark Purdon wasn’t happy with him this week.
“I think he needs a break and has a few niggly things that mean he is better off in the paddock,” says Purdon. “They are nothing major and I thought he was actually having a few growing pains heading into the Jewels but then he turned the corner and was fine.
“But he isn’t right enough now for a tough campaign like that so we will give him a spell.”
Enhance Your Calm bolted away with the Harness Jewels Juvenile Trot at Cambridge last month and has looked a special talent since the Purdon-Rasmussen stable purchased him off former trainer Gavin Smith.
He is one of two big name juvenile trotters to join the stable this season, with the other being Oscar Bonevena but both will miss the Australian riches next month as the latter has already for a spell.
That will open up the markets for both the Redwood and the Breeders Crown boys trot on August 25.
Purdon and Rasmussen will have two three-year-old pacers in glamour filly Shez All Rock and the well-related Think About Me trying to qualify for the ABC in their small non-tote heats at Addington on Friday night.