Hellyer and Roadsinger Each Way Chances
Local trainer Patrick Bermingham Jnr holds a strong hand going in to the Railways Football Club race day tomorrow at the KBRC.
Bermingham has last start winner Hellyer engaged in the Ian Dunstan Smartline Personal Advisors Handicap over 1200m.
The Exceed And Excel four year old appreciated the drop in class last start winning his first race this preparation.
Apprentice Sarah Bonner, who was aboard for the gelding's latest victory will once again ride the chestnut, who has been handicapped with 61kg.
Bermingham believes a gear change contributed to the improved performance last start when hitting the line strongly.
"The start of his campaign this year was a little bit disappointing, he wasn’t well beaten in those runs but we weren’t seeing the best of him”
"Taking the blinkers off him last start did the job, he has to go back in his racing, that's how he races best"
Bermingham believes his galloper is suited in the field, especially with the claim of Bonner.
"Now that he's back on track, previously when he's found form he has held it so hopefully he can continue to produce"
"The small field is a big advantage for him, especially with Open Era in the event who will set them alight early"
Bermingham will instruct Bonner to sit the gelding midfield, with the galloper drawing barrier five for his assignment.
"I want him ridden cold, similar to his last start"
Hellyer had a successful season last year at the KBRC, winning three races from seven starts which also included three minor placings.
Bermingham also has Roadsinger engaged in the City Building Supplies Handicap over 1400m.
The son of Blackfriars has been well performed this preparation winning two races from five starts.
Bonner has also been engaged to ride the five year old meaning the gelding will carry 56kg with the claim.
"Sarah's claim combines with the gate will be ideal for him, he should get a good run and hit the line strongly"
Bermingham believes the race is wide open and his charge is a good each way chance.
"From gate three I see him settling third or fourth, he doesn't have to do alot of work early on"
"He has been working well, he's an honest horse, what you see is what you get with him so I think he's a strong each way chance"
Bonner, who is indentured to Perth based trainer Daniel Morton leads the KBRC Leading Apprentice Award on eight wins, three clear of her nearest rival Tayla Stone.