Friday, 6 April 2012
: Local trainer Robert Price is looking for a quinella result to kick start his bid for a training bonus at Nowra on Sunday.
“It would be nice to quinella the race and get some points on the board early,” suggested Price, who saddles up Marazion and Mulu Miss in the $18,000 Greenwell Point Cup (1400m).
Price is chasing a win to give him a shot at a $2000 bonus on offer at the Shoalhaven Turf Club's next two meetings for the leading trainer.
Price said the pair having to meet wasn't ideal but the race suited both horses.
Marazion, owned by breeders Brian and Jan Whinnen from Murrumbateman near Canberra, tackles the Class 3 event fourth up.
“He was a bit field shy from the good barrier at Randwick last Sunday which he's never done before,” Price said.
“The horse has pulled up extremely well. I rode him work myself the other day and he's going really well.
“I think 1400 metres is his pet trip.”
Marazion has recorded three wins and six placing's from 16 starts with his last start effort a ninth to Show A Lion over 1300m on the Kensington track.
The well-bred Mulu Miss, owned by the Letmar Investments headed by Lester Durney, is coming off a last start sixth to Eleecopter over 1500m at Kembla Grange on March 25.
The four-year-old mare scored a strong 2.3 lengths win against her own sex previously over 1400m at Goulburn on March 16.
“I'm very happy with her,” Price said. “She was a victim of being held up at the wrong time last start. She's a bit of a one batter and needs to get out and get going.
“She's trained on well.”
Mulu Miss was previously trained by John Hawkes and underwent a successful operation to correct a breathing g problem.
Jay Ford partners Marazion with apprentice Josh Adams aboard Mulu Miss.