Booraa primed for the Little Green Jug
By Joshua Smith, Harness News Desk
A hat-trick of wins is in the offing for Booraa at Methven on Sunday when she lines-up in the Lather Up Little Green Jug 3YO Mobile Pace (1609m).
The Katie Cox-trained filly has won her last two starts at Waterlea Raceway on the grass and she will race on her favoured surface once again this weekend.
Cox was delighted with her last two runs and she is hoping for a repeat performance on Sunday.
“She is a nice filly, who tries really hard, and she has a bit of speed and toughness about her,” Cox said.
“She raced really well up there (Marlborough). We had been targeting those races for a while and she was really well-placed in them.
“To back up on the second day was a good effort.”
Booraa has drawn gate seven and Cox, who will also be in the cart, said she will play it by ear on what she decides to do off the gate.
“She has drawn a bit wider on the track with the preferential barrier draw,” Cox said.
“She has got gate speed, but we will just have to see what happens at the start, there are plenty of others there with gate speed as well.
“It will be just a matter of whether she can get a reasonable enough run.
“Her work has been really good. Her condition is good, she has held that well.”
Earlier on the card Cox will contest the Richmond Club Mobile Pace (2300m) with I Miss Mum, but she is less upbeat about the five-year-old mare’s chances after a series of unplaced runs.
“She has gone the odd good race,” Cox said.
“If she can get a decent trip and doesn’t have to do too much work she should go alright.
“She can’t do too much extra. She was a wee bit disappointing up in Blenheim, she is better than that.”
Cox is currently sitting on four wins for the current term, equalling last season’s tally, and just one shy of her previous best.
“I am really happy with how things are going and I am appreciative of the owners who have supported me too, because you can’t do it without them,” she said.