Sleepy Tripp back on track

After a six month break from the track, the dual group one winner Sleepy Tripp makes his seasonal debut in this week's Avon City Ford Cup at Group 3 level.

While he has been in work for some time, it has been a patient approach emloyed with the 8yr old Courage Under Fire gelding. He has had the two workouts to prepare him tomorrow night's contest. Most pleasing has been the improved manners shown in regards to the stand starts, something that became a real achilles heel in his last preparation. "Yip everything seems good in this area at the moment," said driver John Dunn. "He is very well and I was stoked with his effort at Ashburton a fortnight ago when he really flew over the last 800m. The owners are keen to press on in the hope of a cup start, so we'll see where we are at compared to the "big two" tomorrow night."   

Another cup hope for the stable, Mach Banner , will miss tomorrow night's race. "He's been going super this campaign. We are in the cup field as the rankings stand at the moment so will try to give him his best shot at making the field. His next start will be in a fortnight's time in the Canterbury Classic (at Group 2 level)." He has probably finished off as good as Franco Ledger in the Hannon, so we know that we are not far away."

              

Mach Banner a fast finishing 3rd in the Grp 3 Hannon Memorial

 

Posted: Thu 26 Sep 2013

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