Knife’s Edge honed for Country Classic after Highway heist
Since joining Garry Lunn in Dubbo, Knife’s Edge is unbeaten, has finally trained to stay and could win his biggest paycheck at the Country Classic at Rosehill on Saturday after pulling off a motorway holdup last time out.
The six-year-old is still owned by former trainer Luke Morgan and teammate James Carolan, but his sentiment that a change of scenery would help Knife’s Edge has proven correct and profitable.
“Luke breaks in a lot of horses and doesn’t have time to put in a stable car; that was how he broke up with me,” Lunn explained. “He may be the best horse I’ve had in a long time.
“When he got here, I looked at that motorway in Newcastle and said if it went well there, we’d be here. He has won twice, so we are here.
Knife’s Edge won at Dubbo over 1400m to start his time with Lunn, and then hit dry firm ground at Newcastle where he slid through the fence to win by four lengths over the $26 mile.
“We got $41 and the guys had a great result in Newcastle,” said Lunn. “He is much better on dry tracks, and he showed it. We were not surprised at all.
“He is still on track for this race. I think he could be competitive in Sydney by keeping the racing the way he works, so it’s a great opportunity on Saturday.
“He’s going to need luck at the right time, but he’s pretty good, as he showed at Newcastle.”
In Newcastle, Knife’s Edge came back near the end and charged home, but he should be able to use his good barrier at the Country Classic. Lunn is wary of Little Dance winner Dream Runner, who will carry only 125 pounds after Tyler Schiller’s claim.