Bookmakers won’t respect David Hayes’ stayer Ventura Storm however the three-time Caulfield Cup successful coach has declared he prefers to be an outsider heading into Saturday’s $5 million characteristic.
Hayes, who trains in partnership with son Ben and Tom Dabernig, will search for back-to-back Caulfield Cups after inflicting a boilover with Growth Time at $51 final yr.
“The one time I win this race when nobody retains me an opportunity,” Hayes stated. “I inform you they higher look out for this horse as a result of he’s a distinct horse now to what he was when he arrived. He’s undoubtedly higher.”
Bookmakers are ready to gamble in opposition to a horse that has not gained in two years and has been gelded and had a a wind operation prior to now 12 months.
Nevertheless, Hayes has made a behavior of successful the Caulfield Cups in opposition to the chances with Fraar at $31 in 1993 and Tawqeet at $17 in 2006. He warned punters to ignore the BetEasy evaluation of $26 for Ventura Storm. A win would draw Hayes stage with fellow corridor of fame trainers Lee Freedman and Tommy Smith on 4 Cup wins.