This is a nice horse and got on him when he struck a good patch, but a note of warning here, this horse has to have 19/20 blood counts to perform at his best.

Can Weir jump on the wagon quick enough for that, I am not so sure as he builds his horses up with lower blood counts till peak fitness and that may lead to a "over the hill" atmosphere around the stable.

He has to have 19/20 blood to put his best foot forward so a real challenge for the trainer.

My opinion:     At 8 years old and  the trainer does not know how this horse he won't make it.


Cheers Jim




Darren Weir to train Dandino

By Adrian Dunn TVN Friday, December 5, 2014 - 3:08 PM

FORMER UK-based stayer Dandino will be aimed at next year’s Caulfield Cup.

Darren Dance, whose Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock race the 2013 Caulfield Cup runner-up, said the eight-year-old has just been sent to Darren Weir’s stables in Ballarat.

Dance said there is no intention to push Dandino, which suffered an injury to his off foreleg, which brought a premature end to his Cups assault this year, to be ready for the Sydney autumn carnival.

Dandino was withdrawn from the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups and spent the best part of a month at Dance’s property.

“We are just going to take our time with him,” Dance said.

“It is probably the first time that he’s had a decent spell in five years. We’re just going to set him for the Caulfield Cup and take our time getting there.

“The leg has been scanned a few times, it looks good. We’ll just put him on the treadmill at Darren’s for a couple of months then he will go down to the beach at Warrnambool for a couple of months.

“And, then we will slowly build him up.”


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