Get Round It targeting the Tatts
Esperance trainer Helen Harding is confident that her proven stayer Get Round It will perform well in the Edjudina Station Handicap at the KBRC tomorrow.
The Danehill Express six year old holds a strong record at the KBRC circuit with six top three finishes including three wins from just eight starts.
The 2014 Tattersall’s Club Cup winner produced a brilliant effort last start when lumping 62.5kg to victory over 2100m in restricted company.
It has been a long road for Harding with the galloper who has had several issues throughout his career.
The galloper broke down at the start of 2015 which was the reason he did not race at the KBRC last year.
“In the Esperance Cup two years ago he broke down in the left knee and had surgery, then after that earlier this year he went sore in the right knee” Harding said.
Harding is faced with the challenge of keeping Get Round It fit as he cannot be worked consistently due to his previous injuries.
“I can’t work him much and have to keep his runs spaced”
At his most recent victory the galloper was settled just behind the speed prior to being extricated off heels at the top of the straight and gunning down The Karnup Kid who had a 10.5kg advantage in the weights.
The gelding will appreciate some relief in the weight scale as he steps back up to open company, being handicapped with 58.5kg.
Clint Johnston-Porter, who recently took out the State’s Leading Apprentice award for the 2015-2016 season will ride Get Round It tomorrow.
Harding believes Johnston-Porter, a left handed whip rider suits her galloper as he has a tendency to lay inwards.
“He has done it (lay inwards) all his life, a strong left handed rider suits him“
“There are a few with speed in the race so if we can position behind the pace similar to last start he will be suited”
The rain over the past few days in Kalgoorlie-Boulder should not affect the chances of Get Round It, having two starts on soft rated tracks and placing on both occasions.
Harding will target the Goldfields Tattersalls Club Cup on the 21st August for Get Round It and if he performs well will progress into the Round features during September.