Riverina trainer Jack Painting will be entitled to a sleep in next Monday morning after a busy six day stretch that will see the horseman campaign at four different meetings across New South Wales and Victoria. Painting was racing at Shepparton on Tuesday night and plans to be at Wagga this Friday, Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday and Eugowra on Sunday.
"I don't keep track of how many kilometres I travel every year but it would be plenty and this week is one where I will rack up plenty of time on the road," Painting said.
"I headed to Victoria on Tuesday and I will be doing three meetings in three days over the weekend with Wagga, Menangle and Eugowra so hopefully I can have a little bit of luck and make it all worthwhile."
Painting has a number of chances at Menangle on Saturday night and is hoping Living Lord can start the night well for the stable.
"Living Lord had his first run back from a break last week at Menangle and was only beaten two and a half metres but he blew up big over the back and I think he is going to derive plenty of benefit from the run."
"I had targeted this country M0 race for him so it would be nice to see him come back and win it, I haven't planned too much else for him at this stage."
Macy Supreme will compete in race four, a Country Series Final and despite the wide draw Painting is confident she will be in the finish.
"She's only been beaten once since joining me and that's when she choked down at Melton but she was impressive winning first up at Wagga in the heats and she had trialled impressively before that at Coolamon when she recorded a 1:56.4 mile rate."
"I think she has got the ability to win plenty of races, she's a funny mare because when she is working at home if I don't carry a whip she wouldn't beat my C0 horses but she just switches on when she gets to the races."
Nancy O'Grady || Harness Racing New South Wales |