Lords over field with extra yards
STEPPING up to 1215m at Coffs Harbour's TAB meeting this afternoon should prove ideal for Lord Bryn suggests trainer Gordon Yorke.
The son of Fusaichi Pegasus has run on strongly at his past two starts since resuming from a 146-day spell.
"He's been looking for more ground. Stepping up to 1200 metres should be ideal," Yorke said.
Lord Bryn, bred by the late Brian Dorricott and raced on lease by a syndicate headed by Terri Godfrey, has finished runner-up in two starts since resuming and tackles the Hydro Digger Coffs Harbour Class 1 Hcp.
The three-year-old colt, still on the "slight side" according to Yorke, resumed with a 3.5 lengths second to Heavens Own over 1100m at the Gold Coast on June 2 then again made up plenty of ground late when beaten a half-length by Cyclone Cass over 1012m at Port Macquarie on June 17.
"Coming back from 1100m to the 1000 wasn't ideal," Yorke said.
"But there was nothing else about for him.
"He's a horse looking for ground. Next preparation he'll be an even better horse.
"He's still maturing but he BOBS qualified and a three-year-old. You've got to push them a bit."
Lord Bryn has recorded one win and three placing's from 12 starts.
Yorke has been happy with the colt's progress since Port Macquarie.
"He's just trot and cantered, he's fit," Yorke said.
"He's produced two good strong runs and gets his chance at home.
"The colt, who is all heart, puts in every time and with Nicholas (Perrett) riding great, it looks a nice race for him."
Lord Bryn's past two runs have been on heavy tracks conditions he will strike again this afternoon.