Davidson Hopeful Mickey Can-Doo In MDC

BRANDY Hill trainer Mark Davidson knows only too well going into the semi-finals of a $1 million-to-the-winner race there will be no easy task.

David Brasch

28 April 2022

BRANDY Hill trainer Mark Davidson knows only too well going into the semi-finals of a $1 million-to-the-winner race there will be no easy task.

Mark has the ultra-consistent Mickey Doo drawn perfectly in the eight box in the sixth semi of the Million Dollar Chase (520m) at Wentworth Park on Friday night.

The son of Aston Dee Bee and Sally Doo goes into the semis off a career of 24 starts for 14 wins and seven placings and Davidson the winner of $64,000 has a huge chance of getting through to the final.

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“But, have a look at the field,” he said. “It is such a tough line-up. But, each of those eight semis are tough races.”

Davidson says Persuasive and Yuko Girl are the likely leaders in the semi and will be the hardest for Mickey Doo to beat.

“The eight suits him perfectly,” he said. “I just want him to get through the first turn and settle close to that pair.

“Yuko Girl is absolutely flying for Sparrow (trainer Sam Sultana) and coming out like a rocket.

“She was very impressive winning at Gosford.

“Persuasive has had the wood on Mickey Doo at their past couple of clashes at Bulli and he goes great at Wenty as well.

“And, I have left out Vice Grip, the Perth Cup winner who beat Wow She’s Fast last week, and Mark Gatt’s bitch Ritza Donna who is a group 1 winner and so strong at the finish.

“That tells you just how tough this semi-final is going to be for all of us.

“Vice Grip trialled 29.70 around Wenty before he beat Wow She’s Fast and at his third look at the track you would expect him to go even better than he did last week.”

Davidson says Mickey Doo’s preparation has been superb.

“He went box to box at Wenty running 17.90 down the back and his first section of 5.48 to the mark means he will run up to his 29.80 again.”

Davidson is a huge fan of the progeny of sire Aston Dee Bee.

“They are magnificent types, but you need to take your time with them when they are young,” he said. “They seem top get to two and a half and improve out of sight.”

Davidson is also rearing a litter of Fernando Bale pups from Let’s See, the My Bro Fabio-Asteroid Miss bitch he trained to finish third in the Group 1 Association Cup and make the finals of the Group 3 Wentworth Park Gold Cup, Group 3 Xmas Cheer, and the Listed Newcastle Cup and Garrards Gold Cup at Albion Park.

“The boys have got a dog and a bitch from the litter still for sale at $8000 and at five months they are a fabulous looking litter and bred on a highly proven cross,” he said.

“And, there is plenty of fire in them too.”