Coal Crusher set for Festival test


There is a relentlessness about Coal Crusher’s galloping style which has always had jockey Glyn Schofield thinking that a mile could be his trip.

The five-year-old gets out in front and crushes the spirit of rivals, like he did last start at Newcastle over 1300m, but he has never been asked to extend it to stakes grade or beyond 1400m.

Glyn Schofield waves the whip at Coal Crusher as he is too strong at Newcastle.

Glyn Schofield waves the whip at Coal Crusher as he is too strong at Newcastle.Credit:Getty

Trainer Joe Pride has placed Coal Crusher well in his 17-start career for seven wins and six seconds but will ask him to step up in trip and class in the Festival…



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