|Horse||(6) CARD KNIGHT|
|RACE||(4) NORTHAM TOYOTA MAIDEN (1100m)|
Eric reckons …
Card Knight is making his race debut after an encouraging barrier trial performance at Belmont on April 13, when overcoming a few obstacles in running before making up many lengths in the straight for a closing third.
We decided to continue his education at the races, rather than going back to the trials, after drawing a favourable barrier (2) and we expect him to enjoy a soft run throughout. Should also appreciate having only 55kg on his back, courtesy of Shelby Bowtell’s 3kg claim.
Faces tough opposition from the likes of Pirate’s Fortune, The Chorister, So Fly, Gondo Rose and Lilla May, so Card Knight will be doing a great job to earn prizemoney on debut, but in saying that we would be disappointed if he doesn’t race competitively and finish better than midfield.