WARRNAMBOOL trainer Peter Chow often seeks the advice of his parents Joe and Mary and he did it once again on Wednesday morning.
I gave my parents a call and Mum said it would be great if Lord Tennyson won the Port Fairy Cup as she was raised in the town.
Chow’s parents are part-owners in Lord Tennyson, which had been nominated for the $45,000 Port Fairy Cup on Thursday at Warrnambool.
But the dairy farmer left the final decision regarding a run to his mum.
“I've got to be honest with you I would have saved Lord Tennyson to run at Sandown next Wednesday,” Chow said.
“I gave my parents a call and Mum said it would be great if Lord Tennyson won the Port Fairy Cup as she was raised in the town, so the final decision was made by her.
“I'm a bit worried, if Lord Tennyson wins the cup because his rating will go through the roof but we’ll jump that hurdle when we get to it.”
Chow, who played footy at Port Fairy for more than 10 years, said a victory in the feature race on the eight-race card would be special for him.
“Lord Tennyson won his maiden at the Port Fairy meeting last year,” he said.
“He's been a consistent horse. I thought he finished off his first-up run at the Valley last time good.
“Lord Tennyson is named after an old pub Port Fairy and I ended up playing more than 100 games with Port Fairy, so a win in the cup would be great.”
Darren Weir's Profit Share will attempt to win back-to-back Port Fairy cups when he lines up in the 1400-metre race.
Weir's Warrnambool satellite foreman Jarrod McLean said Profit Share had been moved back to the Ballarat stables two weeks ago.
“Weiry loves to change the environment around for the horses,” McLean said.
“We’re hoping the change in environment will spark a return to good form for Profit Share.
“He won the Port Fairy and Woodford cups last year.
“If he returned to that sort of form he will be hard to beat.
“It's a very strong race with plenty of chances but at his top Profit Share is a handy horse.
“He should in the finish.”
The first race starts at 1.30pm with the cup scheduled at 4.30pm.
The last race to kick off at 5pm.