Butter Toast ready to burn at Doomben on Saturday

Trainer Ben Currie is looking forward to the debut of Butter Toast on Saturday. Picture: Jono Searle

 

THE latest “Toast” to emerge from the Ben Currie stable will be served up when Butter Toast makes his debut at Doomben on Saturday.

The Toowoomba trainer is rapidly attaining a quirky following for his “Toast” horses which have so far included Honey Toast and Jam Toast.

Honey Toast, a five-year-old gelding, has won seven from 18 races and more than $200,000 while three-year-old colt Jam Toast has won six from 12.

The origin of the unusual horse names comes from Honey Toast’s former NSW trainer Paul Messara.

“I got Honey Toast as a tried horse from Paul Messara and I understand the horse was named because honey toast was the favourite breakfast of one of his kids,’’ Currie said.

“The ‘toast’ name has sort of gone from there because there is some similar ownership with the ‘Toast’ horses. It is a bit of a gee-up but the horses keep winning so we are happy to keep putting ‘toast’ in their names.’’

Honey Toast has won seven of 18 races.

 

The trainer reckons Yeezy may be better suited to Saturday’s sprint but Butter Toast, by Written Tycoon from Princess Renee, will be a sharp improver as a three-year-old over more distance.

“We bought Butter Toast at the Inglis Classic Sales and he has been really well educated,’’ Currie said. “We have been trying to get him a run in a few places before now but haven’t had much luck.

“He was meant to run in a race at Toowoomba but there wasn’t enough acceptances and that race was cancelled. And there was also a race at Dalby he was going to run in but that meeting was washed out.

“Being by a Zabeel mare, I think he will be a really nice staying type as a three-year-old.’’

Currie’s unbeaten two-year-old filly Love Spy, whose last win was in a $125,000 Sunshine Coast dash on January 16, returned to track work on Tuesday.

She will be set for a tilt at the Listed Dalrello Stakes in Toowoomba on April 16.

“I like that race as a target for her because it is on her home track and I think that is a big advantage,’’ Currie said. “Also some of the better two-year-old horses will probably head to races in Brisbane.’’

 

Story courtesy Ben Dorries Courier Mail

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