Unusual Suspect pleases

Nov 18, 2012

It was good to see the talented but not always lucky Unusual Suspect in great form in Saturday's Listed Sandown Cup - the imposing entire finishing on strongly for a game third in the $150,000 feature.

Getting back from his wide gate, the globe-trotting nine-year-old weaved his way through the field late to nab third on the line - rewarding his supporters with a $10 place dividend.

"It was really good to see him run so well," said part-owner Darren Dance of Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock - "he has often been so unlucky."

Acknowledging that the Gr.1 winner is not an easy horse to place, Dance is excited about the international interest shown in Unusual Suspect as a stallion prospect but until a deal is completed the horse will stay in work.

"We are looking at staying races in which he is a winning chance but in which he will not get too much weight," he said, adding that next month's Werribee Cup (a race the stable won last year with Montahlia) is Unusual Suspect's next target.

"If he isn't sold we may even have a look at the Tasmanian summer carnival," Dance said.