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Anderson has barrier concerns with Pure Pulse

By Glenn Davis

It will be business as usual for trainer Chris Anderson if he decides to start Pure Pulse in the Class Three Handicap at Doomben on Wednesday.

Anderson has been training for only seven years and landed the biggest win of his career at the weekend when Ballistic Boy won the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate at Eagle Farm.

Ballistic Boy and stablemate Profit are two of the State’s most promising stayers and both were set to campaign in Sydney during the autumn carnival before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anderson was forced to keep both at home for the winter carnival and Ballistic Boy finally fulfilled the trainer's life time dream to train a Group winner in the Rough Habit Plate.

Anderson has sent Ballistic Boy for a spell and will confer with his owners - which include Think Big Stud - before deciding his future campaign.

Anderson started training with just one leased horse and has now built a formidable stable at Eagle Farm.

Anderson has only one runner, Pure Pulse, in the Class Six Plate (1200m) at Doomben and has warned he’s not a certain starter.

“It’s 50-50 if he’ll run as he’s got a bit of a sticky gate,” he said.

“He generally likes to go forward but it might be a bit tricky from his gate so I’ll wait and see.”

Pure Pulse has drawn barrier nine and Anderson is worried about the false rail out being out 11 metres.

The four-year-old is racing consistently with three placings from his past four starts including a last start second to Plenty in a 1200-metre Class 3 at the Sunshine Coast on May 15.

The son of Love Conquers All previously resumed with a strong third behind The Tenor over 1050 metres at Doomben on May 2.

“His last run was very good and it’s turned out to be a good form race with Plenty winning again,” Anderson said.

“He’s been racing well but he keeps running into a few progressive horses.”

Racing Queensland webnews - June 9

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