Turner tackles Simpson Memorial on Saturday

03:28 AM 08 Jan 2014 NZDT
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The leading female trainer in New South Wales, Kerry Ann Turner will have a two pronged attack in Saturday night's Gr. 3 Simpson Memorial at Tabcorp Park Menangle. Iam Mr Brightside will be the more fancied of the stable's runners after a solid trial last week and Turner has been impressed by the improvement the horse has shown this season.

"He was purchased out of the ready to run sale at Menangle as a two year old and I gave him a few starts but after a good break he has really taken that next step," Turner said.

"The trial last week at Menangle was exactly what I was hoping for, he finished third behind two smart McCarthy three year olds but I was happy because he didn't lose too much ground in the straight."

Robbie Morris will drive the son of Julius Caesar in his first race since December 19.

"He has won his last two starts well but it is going to be a very tough assignment this week, I was really happy with his performances in the Chokin series during the Miracle Mile carnival."

"The run in the first heat wasn't great but it was a very wet track and once he got back onto a dry track he bounced back, his run in the final was really good behind Bling It On and Yankee Rockstar."

Fourstarzzzspecial has finished fifth at his past two starts but Turner is hoping for a bit more luck this week.

"Fourstarzzzspecial is probably not that far off them but he hasn't had much luck in his last few races, I will be driving him and with the right run I think he will finish off the race strongly."

Turner is undecided on a trip to Melbourne for the Victoria Derby but will have a better idea after Saturday night.

"They will go around in the NSW Derby heats but if they race well this week I would definitely consider going to Melton."

Nancy O'Grady | Executive Assistant | Harness Racing New South Wales |

 

 

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