WARRNAMBOOL galloper Here De Siren deserves to win a race and his trainer Colin McDonald has his fingers crossed it might be today.
The former David Hayes-trained gelding has seven minor placings to his credit from 17 starts and gets another chance to break his maiden status over 1400 metres on his home track.
Here De Siren has six placings from his last 10 starts for McDonald.
“He tries really hard but just runs into horses a bit better each time,” he said.
“He looms up to his rivals but they are just a bit too strong. He’s been really consistent for me.
“We hope today he may change the result. He’s a lovely-natured horse. We’ve had a few problems with him like developing a splint on his front near-side cannon bone but he’s over them now. He’s going really well.”
Here De Siren is owned by the Proudfoot syndicate — a group of owners McDonald has trained for across 20 years.
“It would be tremendous if I could get another winner for the Proudfoot syndicate,” McDonald said.
“Years ago, there used to be two syndicates but the number of owners in the syndicate has dropped.
“It’s been wonderful to train for the Proudfoot syndicate. They are a great bunch of people.
“We usually catch up for a beer on Friday nights and talk about horses.”
The first of eight races today is scheduled for 1pm.