New Eagle Farm track suits Teronado

BRISBANE Aug 19 2016

Group One performer Teronado is one horse who has shown a liking for the new Eagle Farm track which trainer Bruce Hill believes will help him get back to winning form.

Teronado will tackle the Chermside Warehouse Open (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday after two placings on the surface.

He hasn't won in two years but Hill has been patient after Teronado suffered a career-threatening injury at Randwick in September 2014.

The gelding, who ran third in the Group One Rosehill Guineas in autumn that year, was galloped on in the Group One George Main Stakes.

"It has been well documented that it was only the prompt work at the Randwick vets' hospital which saved him. But he has had two preparations back now and he certainly looks very well," Hill said.

"I was waiting for over a year for Eagle Farm to re-open and he hasn't let us down with thirds in two very good standard races there. Now he just needs to win."

Hill isn't worried that Teronado is coming back from 1800 to 1600 metres on Saturday.

"There isn't much around in the way of 1800 metre races and he has won at 1600. He is fit and ready," Hill said.

"I think once he wins and gets his confidence back he can string together a few more."

Hill said it would be unlikely he would take Teronado south for the spring carnivals as he still looked well placed in Brisbane.

"And as everyone says being able to handle the new Eagle Farm is a benefit," Hill said.

"I just hope the weather stays dry as I don't want a really soft track for him on Saturday."

Mark Oberhardt - AAP

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