The Missing Sock in search of winning pair
By Joshua Smith, Harness News Desk
The Missing Sock will be looking to pair together a couple of wins when she lines-up in the Gavelhouse.com Entries Due Wednesday Mobile Pace (2200m) at Cambridge Raceway on Thursday.
The three-year-old filly recorded her maiden victory over 2200m at Alexandra Park last week and trainers Steven Reid and Simon McMullan believe she can double up at Cambridge.
“Her manners have come good and she got the win, but they didn’t go much time,” McMullan said.
“She is a three-year-old, so she gets half points for their second win as a three-year-old. We are going around down there for the easier option while she is on half points.
“She seems really bright and I think she will handle the grade rise without a worry and she should be a good each way chance.”
The South Auckland barn will also line-up 11-win gelding Warloch in the Dunstan Horse Feeds Handicap Pace (2700m) where he will begin from behind the 35m tape.
“It is a decent handicap, but it is fair to him on what he has done,” McMullan said.
“He is racing out of his tree. He is our favourite horse in the stable. He pretty much does his own thing and can nearly take himself to the races, he is almost human.
“He loves racing and he will go another good race this week.”
Stablemate Ipanema Girl will kick-off her preparation in the Gregory Equine Covers And Saddlery Mobile Pace (2200m) after a couple of pleasing workout results, and McMullan believes she is a chance on Thursday after drawing gate two.
“She is only a two-year-old filly,” he said. “She does everything right, she has got good manners and great gate speed.
“I expect her to go a good race from where she is drawn and how she has trialled.”
With the season nearing its end, the Reid-McMullan barn currently sit on 18 wins this term, a pleasing result for the pair after a quiet patch mid-season.
“I am pretty happy with how it has finished,” McMullan said. “We had a real quiet patch through summer, we couldn’t get a winner for months.
“But we changed a few things around and it seems like we have got our rhythm back now, I can’t wait until next season.”