KerryAnn Turner plans on redemption

11:58 AM 26 Jun 2014 NZST
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KerryAnn Turner - will seek redemption on Saturday.
It has been two years since KerryAnn Turner thought she had trained her first Gr. 1 winner. Blissfull Guy crossed the finishing line first in the 2012 Breeders Challenge Final for two year old colts and geldings but lost it in the stewards room after a protest was lodged by the second horse No Ah Saint. Time has dulled the pain but Turner is still chasing that elusive first Gr. 1 winner and with six individual chances this Sunday at Tabcorp Park Menangle she is hoping this weekend is her breakthrough meeting.

"Two years ago it was pretty upsetting but that's racing and you just have to get on with the job, I've got a big team in this Sunday and I have my fingers crossed that this Sunday will be the day that I get my first Gr. 1," Turner said.

"Blissfull Guy and Dealer are probably the best chances from my stable but the way the barrier draws have fallen I think most of them have a chance."

At just 25 years of age, Turner has been based in Sydney for five years and is thoroughly enjoying the experience of training such a large team.

"We have a number of horses in work and that means a lot of work but I'm really happy with how everything is going for us, we have had a great season and there is still a couple of months left to go."

"With Robbie (Morris) out injured at the moment it has meant a little bit more work at home and a lot more driving at the races but I have enjoyed it."

Blissfull Guy finished fourth in his semi final behind his old sparring partner No Ah Saint on Saturday night.

"He did a good job to qualify because of the tempo of the race, he has to be driven quietly but if there is plenty of speed on I can see him being in the finish, he is very consistent."

"Dealer finished second on Saturday night and he has won two of his last five so he's at the top of his game."


By Greg Hayes (Harness Racing Australia)

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