Trainer Mick Carter is chasing his first Group 1 win in Saturday night’s AJS Corporation Silver Chief at The Meadows, and he believes he has the greyhound in his corner to do so.
Despite currently being a $23 chance on TAB Fixed Odds, Midnight Flynn possesses the right mix of brilliance and determination to cause a boilover and snare the $100,000 first prize, according to Violet Town trainer.
Midnight Flynn (High Earner – Little Zeva), bred by the Sherida Hastie Syndicate and owned by John Carr, is yet to miss a place in 13 starts, winning seven times and being placed in his other six starts.
“He’s as tough as they come. He’s perfectly drawn in Box 7 and if they make a mistake out in front they’ll know he’s there,” Carter said.
“He rides bumps and just keeps on chasing, which has been a real key to his consistency.”
After winning a heat of the Silver Chief Classic in an impressive 29.837sec, Midnight Flynn was beaten by recent Group 1 Hobart Thousand winner Above All in his semi-final last week, going down by more than three lengths after leading mid-race.
“He wasn’t quite himself last week. He pulled up a bit sore in his hip which affected his run. I’m working on him this week though and he’ll be 100 per cent by Saturday,” Carter said.
Pictured top: Midnight Flynn with trainer Mick Carter.
2015 AJS CORPORATION SILVER CHIEF CLASSIC
The Meadows – Saturday 3 January – 525 metres
$100,000 (1st); $30,000 (2nd); $15,000 (3rd) – GOBIS $10,000
1. DYNA VILLA (Jenny Hunt, Lara)
2. EMRYS (Mario Briganti, Tuerong)
3. DYNA DOUBLE ONE (Andrea Dailly, Anakie)
4. DYNA QUIRK (Andrea Dailly, Lara)
5. ABOVE ALL (Robert Britton, Lara)
6. AMARO BALE (Jenny Hunt, Lara)
7. MIDNIGHT FLYNN (Michael Carter, Violet Town)
8. GORHAM BALE (Steven Collins)
9. DYNA YEMEN (Andrea Dailly, Anakie)
10. DYNA VIKKERS (Andrea Dailly, Anakie)
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