Jonny Cox back at The Park this Friday night with his smart mare Gupta’s Cullen

Dec 1, 2016 Trainer Interviews

Yaldhurst trainer/driver Jonny Cox makes a rare appearance at The Park this Friday night but don't think that will count against him. Jonny arrives in the North with his smart mare Gupta's Cullen and he will be looking to add to the five driving wins he already has here at The Park this Friday night when he takes the drive on the mare he trains. The AP newsdesk caught up with the talented trainer/driver to see how his mare had handled the trip, what her plans were and what we can expect from her this Friday night first up on the track. Here's what Jonny had to say.

Race 6 (3) Gupta’s Cullen – “I was up here for the carnival this time last year driving one for Michael House & one for Paul Court and I thought with the good stakes on offer that I would bring this mare up as she deserves her chance given the form she has been racing in down here in the south and in particular over Cup week. She arrived on Monday at Jay Abernethy’s place and he said she has settled in really well, eaten up and had a couple of quiet jog days in preparation for Friday’s first up assignment here in the north. We are in with the boys this week as the F&M race didn’t get off the ground but she’s good enough to compete in this grade and with F&M races programmed all the way through December, this race will prepare her nicely for her assault on them. Friday night first up at The Park will be a definite learning curve for her but she takes most things in her stride and has worked right-handed back at home so I’m not expecting that to be too much of an issue. Whatever she does on Friday night she will be better for and I will be looking for some positive signs leading in to the rest of December but in saying all that, she is still good enough to compete very well in this grade and couldn’t be ruled out of the top three.”

AP Newsdesk

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