Genuine Lad to be tried over hurdles

18 / 04 / 2017 Article by: Peter Staples
Genuine Lad (Craig-Williams) holds out Banca Mo to win the 2015 Launceston Cup icon Click to enlarge

FORMER Launceston Cup winner Genuine Lad is being aimed at a career over hurdles with his first assignment expected to be at Pakenham next Sunday.

Longford trainer Bill Ryan prepared the gelding to win the 2015 Launceston Cup with Craig Williams aboard after which he was dispatched to the Robert Smerdon stable in Melbourne.

Genuine Lad won a trial hurdle at Cranbourne earlier this month after which Smerdon declared the gelding could have a bright future as a jumper.

The gelded son of Ladoni finished sixth in the Easter Cup at Caufield last Saturday won by Boom Time.

Genuine Lad has won six and been placed 11 times from his 28 starts for almost $290,000 in stakes.