Stormont enjoying a good trot

11:36 AM 21 Mar 2014 NZDT
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James Stormont wearing his familiar
James Stormont wearing his familiar - stable colours.
Duane Ranger photo

Trainer-driver James Stormont has been enjoying a good run of late and that could very well continue into the not so distant future.

Last night, Stormont was successful in a heat of the Nevele R Fillies Series at Cambridge with smart filly Charleston Belle, who narrowly downed her close relation, Ideal Belle, a daughter of Charleston Belle’s granddam Blistering Belle.

Tonight however, Stormont will bring a strong three horse team to Alexandra Park, all of which look to have realistic chances.

Highlighting his team, is Mum’s Pride, who backed up her terrific qualifying performance with an eye-catching debut fourth. She will only need to trot to win the second event on the card.

Stormont’s other two runners on the card are Our Dainty Lady, who looks a good place chance from her front mark, and Wynberg Sally, who Stormont believes is not too inferior to Charleston Belle.

Wynberg Sally, who was actually relegated from third to four last start, was desperately unlucky on that occasion and finished powerfully after being dragged back by tiring horses at a vital stage of the race.

She competes in the last race at Alexandra Park tonight where she meets a couple of smart types in Rockn Ruby and God Forbid; however she looks a very good each-way prospect.

Stormont will also do the driving on Chattan and Art Exhibit, both of which are capable of picking up some money.

Another Stormont trained runner that is worth following in upcoming weeks is talented two-year-old trotter Primz Luck, who backed up some super trials with a game third on debut at Alexandra Park on March 14.

By Mitchell Robertson

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