Toowoomba based trainer Steve Tregea was a little unfortunate not to train a winning double last week at Randwick when he brought Bergerac and Prioritise to Sydney but he will be backing them both up again at Rosehill this Saturday.
Tregea is a breeder/trainer with Windemere Stud that has 15 broodmares (around the same amount of gallopers in work) and has enjoyed good success with the group winning Nicconova (2017 G3 Fred Best winner and placed in Qld Guineas) along with Bergerac and Prioritise who've both won in excess of 200k in prize money to this point. As the trainer points out, both still have upside.
"I've always had a very good opinion of Bergerac who's excellent record would look even better if you take his first two starts out where he had a few issues that we fixed and he just didn't handle the wet track when he failed in March." Tregea said.
"He also lost one narrowly when Larry Cassidy was unlucky in dropping the whip late."
"Prioritise was very unlucky last week but that said he is a galloper that generally needs a bit of luck in running. He is in good touch, though and gets in to Saturday's race rather well."
Confident with the short back-up for both runners, Tregea has been intent on finding the right conditions to suit for Bergerac.
"Bergerac is quite a big horse, has handled the week back-up before and certainly enjoys the bigger tracks with firmer footing." Tregea s...