Lara trainer Robert Britton takes a team of four to The Meadows tonight, and he rates Tough Tears in Race 6 the best of his chances.
“That’s the dog that’s racing the best,” says Robert.
Tough Tears hit the line strongly for second last time here in behind Wallbanger, and he’ll be searching for the rails again tonight.
“He’s racing well, and we know that he’ll be coming home hard, but there is a fair bit of quality in the race. 600m is his pet trip but there hasn’t been a race for him in his grade. We’ll give him another go over 700m in the future – he failed to run it out last time, but sometimes three or four months down the track, they can get it.”
In Race 5, Nadali comes up with Box 7. He stuck on gamely for third in a Warrnambool Cup heat last start, and he won off this draw four starts ago at Warrnambool.
“He’s got tons of pace, and he likes to use plenty of the track, so he’s well boxed out there. There’s a few dogs in this race who can run 30 seconds, and he still needs to prove that he can do that,” says Robert.
In Race 7, I’m A Krakouer has drawn Box 5. He showed an explosive turn of foot last start at Geelong to win, when he was never on the track and had to make up significant ground.
“He’s a funny dog – he’s a bit better than his form suggests. I took him to Geelong for the run on lure to wake him up a bit, and I’m hoping that when he goes back to The Meadows that that’s woken him up. He is capable, but has been a bit disappointing at times,” says Robert.
Robert finishes off his night with Medina lining up in Race 8 from Box 5. He found life tough in a Warrnambool Cup heat last start, and he does have an awkward draw to overcome tonight.
“He races well at The Meadows, but he’s probably more of a place chance in this. It’s a tough race.”