Comeback jockey Larry Cassidy is set to continue his run of success with
leading trainer Rob Heathcote on Trelawney Stud's 2012 NZB graduate Kaiser Franz (Savabeel x Call Me Lily) at Eagle Farm.
Cassidy, a multiple premiership winning jockey in Sydney and Brisbane,
missed more than a year of riding with knee problems.
But he has been in fine form since returning in late August and has ridden
18 winners of which eight have been for Heathcote.
His winners have come from just 33 rides for Heathcote and also include
eight minor placings.
Cassidy rode a double at the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday including Storm
Girl for Heathcote and a Slade Bloodstock syndicate.
"Things are going okay and the trainers have been very good to stick
with me," Cassidy said.
Kaiser Franz will tackle the in-form Emerald City from the David Vandyke
stable in the 2200m-open handicap.
Three of the gelding's six wins have been at the 2200m and Heathcote has
gradually been increasing Kaiser Franz's distance with each run this campaign.
Heathcote gets an extra kick out of Kaiser Franz winning as he went to great
lengths to buy the son of Cox Plate winner Savabeel.
"I liked him at the kiwi sales and missed seeing him go through the
ring. So I had to get him privately,' Heathcote said.
Kaiser Franz has won nearly $200,000 prize money to more than repay his
purchase price. -AAP