The Weapon to take aim at the jumps

Jul 06, 2014

Forgotten horse Wet Weapon looks poised for a successful transition to jumping if his recent impressive trial win over the hurdles is anything to go by. The now 6 year old showed early promise as a stayer but has had some knee issues that have halted his career so far. Left to nature Wet Weapon spent 12 months on the sidelines and has come back sound as a bell. However he seemed to have lost any real zest for flat racing. While getting ready this time in Wet Weapon showed a real talent for jumping when schooling over the hurdles. With the encouragement of leading jumps jockey Gavin Bedggood and his lacklustre flat runs Wet Weapon lined up in a 2400m hurdle trial at Cranbourne. It was great effort from him to trial so well at his first attempt jumping in a field of other runners. The performance had many looking at his form card scratching there heads wondering where he has come from. Wet Weapon will have another jumps trial in a couple of weeks and hopefully will be set to embark on a hurdling career. While there is still a long way to go the thought of seeing Wet Weapon competing at Warnambool next year is something the owners are hoping will eventuate, time will tell.