KOROIT trainer Quinton Scott thinks track knowledge will benefit his veteran jumper Sea Town in the $100,000 Brierly Steeplechase today.
Scott, who won the Brierly-Grand Annual Steeplechase double in 1984 with Rocky Affair, said Sea Town knew every blade of grass at Warrnambool.
“Sea Town has raced in plenty of steeplechase races at the track and he’s schooled around there lots of times,” he said.
“He’s just an honest performer who will be chipping away at the end of the 3450 metres.
“Horses like Palmero and Cats Fun are the A-graders. They are the class horses. My bloke does not have the class, but he’s just a steady jumper.
“Racing is a funny game. We’ll just be going along quietly doing our best and if the others make any mistakes I hope we’re there to take the advantage.”
From his 28 jumps starts, Sea Town has three wins and nine minor placings to his credit, earning more than $72,000 in stakemoney for his connections.
He was a long shot with TAB’s fixed odds at $81 in betting yesterday. The TAB had the Ciaron Maher-trained Palmero on top of the betting at $1.65, ahead of the Pat Hyland-trained King Triton ($3.80) and last year’s winner Cats Fun ($6.50). Another local runner, Universal Sound was at $13 ahead of the Bill Williams-trained Berlioz ($14).