CAMERON Crockett made no secret of his opinion of his lightly-raced four-year-old Mr Hussill (Grant Buckley) after his impressive win in the Nom De Jeu @ Chisi Park Thoroughbreds Maiden (1280m).
“I told Grant before the race this is the best horse, I have legged him on to,” Crocket said.
“He is big and immature and very raw and still does not have a great constitution so I will treat him as a three-year-old rather than a four-year old.
“I think he will make a country championships horse next year.
“The horse will have a light preparation to let him learn and develop.”
Buckley backed up Crockett’s opinion of the horse.
“I like the horse, I have a lot of time for him,” Buckley said.
“He was drawn wide so I let him drop back and have an easy time early but he responded well in the straight.”
Mr Hussill was near last and the widest runner on the turn and stormed home to win by two lengths