“It is a dream come true to have horses like him – not everyone can get ones like him – so we are very fortunate to have one like Parker.”
The introduction of the $50,000 Group 2 Queensland Sun for three and four-year-old’s will act as the ideal lead up into Group 1 The Rising Sun.
The inaugural event will be restricted to horses trained by Queensland trainers or trainers whose horses predominately race in Queensland, offering the winner ballot-exemption from The Rising Sun run the following week.
“It is important to note that there is only four invites issued – other than the Queensland Sun, which is an auto-entry into the race the week – all the other spots into the race come from nominations, which closes on July 4,” Racing Queensland’s Senior Harness Racing Manager David Brick said of The Rising Sun field.
“We encourage those with horses looking to get into the race to nominate because it will be a tough contest.
“The race is setting itself up to be one of the jewel’s in the Australian harness racing calendar.”
After putting six winners in a line, Somebeachsomewhere’s winning run came to an end in the Patron’s Purse at Redcliffe earlier this month.
Price was happy with the performance, regardless of the result, noting that he was drawn poorly, before he bounced back to add another victory at Albion Park last Friday.
“He is a smart horse,” Price said.
“I know the sectionals he can run and I think he is up to a race like The Rising Sun.
“I think he can get to the top level but time will just tell.”
After starting his racing time in Victoria with Tubbs and Greg Sugars, the gelding will be reunited with his old team as they will call Price’s yard home for the remainder of the 2022 carnival.
Price will press on to The Rising Sun – which is worth $300,000 – if her stable star can overcome a sticky draw in the inaugural Queensland Sun.
“It is a good race and a good incentive to have something for the Queenslander’s,” Price said.
“It is great chance for us to show that our horses are as good as the rest of Australia.”
Sumomentsomewhere is rated a $8.50 chance with the TAB as of Thursday morning in the Queensland Sun.
By Jordan Gerrans