Cantfindabettorman (NZ) Speeds to Group Three Triumph

24 July 2023

Sizzling speed carried Cantfindabettorman (NZ) (Sweet Lou) to victory in the A$53,000 Group Three Four-Year-Old Championship (2138m) at Albion Park on Saturday night. 

Cantfindabettorman (NZ) was sold by Woodlands Stud at Karaka 2020 

The NZB Standardbred graduate was timed to run his last 400m in a blistering 25.9sec when powering to a well-earned stakes victory for trainer Belinda McCarthy and driver Luke McCarthy.

Cantfindabettorman was purchased for $41,000 by Graeme Anderson at the 2020 National Yearling Sale at Karaka when he was offered by Woodlands Stud.

Anderson, who prepared the pacer with training partner Mike Love in New Zealand before Cantfindabettorman moved to Australia, has built up an outstanding record selecting the progeny of Sweet Lou.

Bluto (NZ) (Sweet Lou), Sirius (NZ) (Sweet Lou) and Spirit Of Arion (NZ) (Sweet Lou) are among the Sweet Lou pacers secured by Anderson at NZB Standardbred sales who have gone on to produce strong results on the track.

Cantfindabettorman showed Sweet Lou speed when letting down powerfully to win the Group Three Four-Year-Old Championship.

Luke McCarthy secured the pacer a sweet trip in the trail before angling him off wheels on the home turn.

Though the leaders were zipping home in fast splits, Cantfindabettorman was even faster when powering down centre track with his sub-26sec final quarter.

The victory added a second Group race title to the pacer’s resume and it came a year after his excellent second placing in the Group One Queensland Derby (2680m).

Cantfindabettorman is one of three winners from the first three foals from Woodlands Stud’s race winning broodmare Bettor Be A Lady (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight).

The multiple stakes winning producer has plenty more young stock coming through.

Graeme Anderson purchased a full brother to Cantfindabettorman for $40,000 at the 2022 National Yearling Sale at Karaka, Lot 16.

Rogerson Bloodstock purchased Lot 22, the next full sibling to the Group Three Four-Year-Old Championship winner when he was offered by Woodlands Stud at this year’s National Yearling Sale at Karaka.