Spectroscope Under-Rated In Bernborough

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Caloundra trainer is not complaining, but she is continually bemused by the way bookmakers rate .

Despite some strong form in recent months, Spectroscope is again rated in double figures for the Listed (1600m) on Saturday at .

A former Godolphin horse who did his early racing in France, Spectroscope has never run a bad race for McCall since joining her stables last year.

At his first run for McCall, Spectroscope started $20 when beaten a length into seventh place in the Listed Cup.

McCall had hoped to tackle the Group One with Spectroscope but a training setback kept him out of the the winter.

First-up from a break, Spectroscope was a $31 chance when he finished third under 60kg in a three-way photo at Eagle Farm.

He was then $12 when third in the behind top galloper and he was $17 when he struck trouble before finishing a length fourth in the Listed Brisbane Handicap (1600m) at his most recent start.

It is the type of form which would have most horses around favourite for the Bernborough, but Spectroscope is at $12 in most markets.

“He is getting down in weight and you know he will try,” McCall said.

“Maybe it is because I am training him.”

That is a highly unlikely reason as McCall is one of only four -based trainers to have a Group One Stradbroke winner (River Lad, 2014) in the past 30 years and currently has one of the best win rates, at 27.6 per cent, of any trainer in Australia.

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