Former John Sadler galloper Nature Strip is set to make his debut for his fourth trainer in his seven-start career, this Saturday at Flemington.
Nature Strip was transferred to leading trainer Darren Weir four weeks ago after two failed runs over the Autumn.
The three-year-old gelding hasn’t been at Weir’s Warrnambool stables for long but he has already made a big impression on the multiple Group 1 winning trainer.
“My opinion of him is he turned up in unbelievable order and it will be hard to improve him,” Weir told racing.com.
“You should have seen how good he looked when he turned up at the stable. He’s a beautiful looking horse.”
The son of Nicconi has only had seven starts but has already been through four different stables.
He began his career under Robert Smerdon until he stepped down from training due to the Aquanita scandal.
He was then taken over by Robert Hickmott for one run before heading to John Sadler who had him for two starts, a second and a fourth, before his owners decided to send him to Victoria’s leading trainer.
“They come to your stable and you’ve got to put them in a race at some stage to see where they are at,” Weir said.
“We’ll run him and see what happens.”
Nature Strip will run in the Great Ocean Road Handicap this Saturday at Flemington with Damian Lane aboard.
Weir has also recently welcomed Group 1 winners Black Heart Bart, Humidor and Brave back into yard as well as the current Caulfield Cup favourite Kings Will Dream, as they prepare for their Spring campaigns.