Scott Sends All-Star Team To Sydney For Egg Trial
STEVE Scott will load up the trailer and head to Wentworth Park on Saturday night with six of his father Wayne's kennel stars not knowing what to expect.
3 March 2021
STEVE Scott will load up the trailer and head to Wentworth Park on Saturday night with six of his father Wayne’s kennel stars not knowing what to expect.
“Gee – they have looked after us with the box draws,” Wayne said tongue in cheek.
The Scotts will have kennel star Farmor Beach, Townson Beach and Mayoress in the 520m free for all as well as Transgenic, Farmor Watchers and Libby’s Girl in graded races, each going into their assignments without the benefit of a trial.
All are on trial for the upcoming Golden Easter Egg carnival.
“We could have gone down to trial them, but it is 12 to 13 hours away and in the past we have always done well with our dogs going into races there without trials,” he said.
“However, looking at some of the rivals on Saturday night, their best times are incredible.”
Kennel star Farmor Beach resumes from a near side hind toe injury but Steve says the dog has done the work and is going as good as ever.
“The toe injury healed perfectly,” said Steve. “We slipped him post to post at Albion Park and he went 24.30 which is as good as he has ever gone.
“But we are never ones to trial our dogs much. He will need the run and it is his first trip away but he is normally a good traveller.”
Scott says there will be no fitness worries for Farmor Beach, just a slight concern about the entire trip to Sydney and back.
“One and a quarter hours from our place to Albion Park is a lot different to the 12 or 13 hours to Wenty,” he said.
“But, if he was going into a race at Albion Park with the same preparation I would be supremely confident.
“And, despite not trialling at Wenty, the old saying is that if they handle Ipswich, they will handle Wenty. And, he’s unbeaten at Ipswich.”
Scott rates Transgenic hard to beat.
She is coming off Ipswich and Albion Park wins and a placing to Louis Rumble at headquarters and Scott says the bitch is racing “super”.
“But, she’s a Fernando Bale and we’ve found the bitches by him can be very temperamental,” he said.
“She’s likely to turn up on Saturday night and say ‘no, I don’t like the look of this place’. But, she might also love it. We won’t know until she gets there.”