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Comeback time for Fiveoclockshadow in Tuesday's horse racing

Posted on 04/09 by Pom de Turf

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Double Listed winner Fiveoclockshadow takes to the track at Warwick Farm on Tuesday hoping for a change of luck at last.

The gelding's attempt at the 1200m Cherrybrook Park Welter will be only his seventh race start in nearly three years.

Former Queensland trainer Nerissa Cowell, the grand-daughter of legendary trainer Eric Kirwan, found herself stuck in New South Wales following an equine influenza outbreak in 2007.

Fiveoclockshadow has also suffered injury and flu problems but is now ready for a comeback.

However, according to Betfair, at 213 days since his last race he is by far the most under-run horse in the field, with El Meroo closest at 170 days.

His record from the seven starts includes the Doomben Slipper in May 2006 and the UCI Stakes at Flemington in the same year.

Quoted by AAP, Cowell said: "He's not a 1200 metre horse and he usually takes a couple of runs to come to hand which is why I've given him three trials."

"I'd be happy to see him finding the line tomorrow."

Fiveoclockshadow has gone through three barrier trials, AAP reported, and faces up to the likes of Megem's Boy, who has three wins from the last six.

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