Turnbull looking forward to Forbes

09:34 PM 30 Apr 2014 NZST
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Steve Turnbull
Steve Turnbull

The TAB Carnival Of Cups rolls into Forbes on Sunday afternoon and the leading trainer in New South Wales Steve Turnbull will make the trip from Bathurst to Forbes in an attempt to take home some of the harness racing prize money on offer. Turnbull had runners compete at the Forbes meeting on Anzac Day and qualified two runners, Cheyenne Warrior and Master Macca, for Sunday's $12,000 C0 final.

"It is just over 170 kilometres to Forbes from Bathurst so I am looking forward to going to the meeting on Sunday, we should have a pretty big team in including the two horses that have made the C0 final," Turnbull said.

"Amanda (Turnbull daughter) went down to Victoria after the Monday meeting at Bathurst but she will be back up for the Goulburn meeting on Friday and she will be driving at the Forbes meeting on Sunday as well which takes a bit of pressure off me."

Cheyenne Warrior is a former kiwi that has hit form since arriving in Australia. The son of Bettors Delight has only had five runs for Turnbull and has won two with another two placings.

"He is fairly tough but lacks that high speed that he will probably need to be competitive at Menangle. He will definitely get his money back and I don't think he will have too many issues getting through to C5 but after that it might get a little bit harder for him, he is owned by Amanda so she will be driving him."

"Master Macca is an in and out sort of character, he won his heat on Anzac Day and looked impressive because he sprinted so quickly and won quite easily but he had been a bit disappointing the run before, I will be driving him and he will need some luck."

Turnbull confirmed Amanda will be spending more time in Victoria but is hoping she returns as often as she can to help out.

"We have been able to cover the work at home but I do miss her a lot at the races, she is a very good driver and the horses really run for her and I hope she continues to look after the nominations for the stable because she is very good on the computer."

By Greg Hayes - SKY Racing

 

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