Day At The Track

Morris hoping to ride his luck to Penrith

03:34 PM 17 Dec 2014 NZDT
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Robbie Morris & KerryAnn Turner
Robbie Morris & KerryAnn Turner

Leading harness racing driver Robbie Morris has had some success since returning from a broken ankle earlier this year but believes the past week has been his best since returning from injury. In the space of three days last week Morris drove eight winners including four at Bathurst last Wednesday night and is hoping he can continue the good form when he drives Alchemy in the Max Laughton OAM Carnival Of Cups feature at Penrith on Thursday night.

"It has been a good week, I haven't had a week like this since I've come back from the broken ankle and it is nice to be getting on some nice horses and getting some nice results," Morris said.

"Kerry Ann (Turner) has nominated Alchemy for the feature race at the Carnival Of Cups meeting at Penrith on Thursday night and after drawing well if he can find the front I think he is going to be very hard to beat."

Alchemy was formerly trained by Lance Justice and has now had four runs for the Turner stable.

"His first up run was his best effort for KerryAnn, he finished second behind Bling It On and the overall time was very quick so if he can get to the pegs this week and repeat that then he will be in the finish."

"It won't be an easy race, obviously the two horses off the back line are the class runners, Monifieth and Living Lord are the horses that have been competing in the strong races but I wouldn't even rule out a horse like Itsnewstome, he was very good winning two starts back."

Morris also confirmed Turner has been cleared to return to race driving after suffering injuries from a fall at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Miracle Mile night.

"Yeah the good news is that KerryAnn received the clearance from the doctor on Monday so she will be right to drive later in the week, I think she may even be going to Bathurst to drive on Friday."

"KerryAnn has driven sixteen winners this season so hopefully she can get straight back into the winners' list."

By Greg Hayes

Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW) is the controlling body for harness racing in New South Wales with responsibility for commercial and regulatory management of the industry including 31 racing clubs across the State.  HRNSW is headed by an industry-appointed Board of Directors and is independent of Government.

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