Crosswell To Unleash ‘Classy’ Youngsters

DAVID Crosswell rolls into Launceston confident that his exciting prospects Quick Joey Small and Highland Wonder can make winning debuts.

Adam Dobbin

28 June 2020

DAVID Crosswell rolls into Launceston tonight confident that his exciting prospects Quick Joey Small and Highland Wonder can make winning racetrack debuts.

Rugging up his first runners since the Tasmanian COVID-19 enforced shutdown, Longford based Crosswell is optimistic that the regally bred sons of Aston Dee Bee and She’s All Class will give great accounts of themselves tonight on debut.

“They’re both showing plenty of ability – the whole litter is actually,” enthused Crosswell.

“She’s All Class has had three previous litters and they’ve all won races and been very handy but this litter has broken-in better than any of them.

“If they run up to the way they’ve been trialling for me tonight they’ll be very hard to beat. Later on in the year I think we’re going to have plenty of fun – I’m expecting big things.”

Quick Joey Small has drawn box three for tonight’s second event – the Curtains & Blinds Stake over the 515 metres – while Highland Wonder will start a short-priced favourite in race three over the 278m scamper.

In a competitive second event, bookmakers have installed Quick Joey Small race favourite at $2.05, slightly ahead of the Robin Stocks-trained Rusty The Crow which was desperately unlucky when finishing fifth at his most recent Launceston appearance last Monday.

“The reason Highland Wonder is in the 278m juvenile is just so I could split them up,” Crosswell added.

“The whole litter is showing good five second speed but can run a strong 500 as well. I can’t fault them.

“I’m going there tonight confident but a trip to the races is all new to them as well. But they are doing everything right and are beautifully natured.”

Ten races are set down for decision tonight at Launceston with the first due to get underway at 7.21pm AESTD.