By Garry Dell
Brilliant three-year-old gelding Beau Rain might carry Bill Kenning's Townsville stable nickname of "Toothless Tiger" but he is ready to put the bite on his rivals when he resumes at Cluden Park on Sunday.
Beau Rain, winner of four of his six starts and an unlucky second in the other two, will return to the track after a four-month break in the Three-Year-Old Handicap over 1200 metres.
Kenning revealed the reason for the nickname.
After winning his first three starts at Cluden, Kenning took the Sidestep gelding to Mackay for a two-year-old race with plans to test him against Rockhampton and Mackay gallopers in preparation for the rich 2YO Classic run at Cluden.
Beau Rain finished an unlucky second and then was involved in a fall after passing the post in which jockey Bonnie Thomson was injured.
"We thought the horse was okay initially but when we put him back in work he was almost impossible to steer," Kenning said.