Purvis looking to continue success at Reefton

Woodend beach trainer Matt Purvis will be looking to continue his success at Reefton today after winning two races at Westport on Friday.

“We had a really good first day, so with a bit of luck they should back up today.”

The Finisher and Don Juan were both victorious on friday for the Purvis team, and will meet each other today in race 6.

Don Juan ($5.50FF) will be driven by Mia Holbrough, who paired with the Vincent gelding on friday to win at odds of over 30-1.

“He’s probably a bit vulnerable over the 2500m, but he seems bright enough after his win on Friday.”

The Finisher ($18.00FF) to be driven by Amanda Tomlinson will require the same manners seen on friday which helped the American Ideal gelding win his maiden impressively, on that occasion driven by Samantha Ottley.

“It’s a big step up for him today. He will have to bring his manners again because he can be a little bit dicey in his gait, so fingers crossed he makes it over the Reefton crossing. If he does, he’s definitely a top four chance.”

Earlier in race two Give Me Peace ($5.50FF), with Blair Orange in the sulky will be looking for an improved run today.

“She didn’t quite handle the track on the first day. I’m hoping for a better track at Reefton. She had a good blow on Friday so she should give a far better account of herself today.”

Race three sees one of Purvis’ stronger chances of the day in trotter Majestic Whisper ($3.50FF) for driver Mia Holbrough.

“She was super on the first day, making really good ground wide. She should get a similar trip today and should be finishing off over the top of them.”

Purvis’ other leading hope of the day is in race four where Igetakickoutofyou ($4.80FF) for driver Samantha Ottley.

“He’s knocking on the door to win one. But drawn one the second line hopefully if he’s able to get a good run in transit. He will be right in it.”

Race eleven sees another double chance for Purvis. Buffy Northstains ($5.50FF) with Alana Cameron and Ngauruhoe ($9.00FF) for Mia Holbrough will both be looking for a little luck, but such luck will take them both close.

“Buffy was great the first day. She’s come off the unruly so if she can ping away and be handy I think she will be quiet hard to beat.”

“Ngauruhoe had his first run for a while on Friday. Hopefully he can settle a bit handier and he should be a good top four chance.”

The final race of the day and circuit Purvis lines up Philadelphia Filly ($7.50FF) again with Alana Cameron in sulky.

“I was happy with her run from a bad draw on Friday. She might be driven a little more positively today and lob a bit more handier.”

“Igetakickoutofyou and Majestic Whisper will be my best two”

Racing commences from 11:35am.


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