Tough barrier draw forces Warrnambool trainer Peter Chow to change plans for Lord Tennyson

PLANS CHANGE: Peter Chow-trained Lord Tennyson, pictured at Sandown last month, won't compete at Caulfield this weekend as planned. Picture: Getty Images
PLANS CHANGE: Peter Chow-trained Lord Tennyson, pictured at Sandown last month, won't compete at Caulfield this weekend as planned. Picture: Getty Images

LAST-start Sandown winner Lord Tennyson will head to Bendigo next Sunday for his next start instead of running at Caulfield on Saturday.

Trainer Peter Chow accepted with Lord Tennyson at Caulfield, but the Warrnambool-based trainer changed plans after the four-year-old drew barrier 13 in the 14-horse field over 1400 metres. 

“Lord Tennyson drew in the car park,” Chow said. “It’s just too hard from the wide barrier at the 1400m start.

“He’s on an on-pace runner and trying to get across from the wide barrier would take too much out of him.

“I’m better to head to Bendigo next Sunday. There’s a nice race over 1300 metres for him up there.”

Schism will attempt to win her third consecutive metropolitan race for Ciaron Maher when she runs in a $100,000 race.

Maher also saddles up Fox Swift, Arohata, Throssell and Enigman on the nine-race program.

Warrnambool trainers Patrick Ryan, Quinton Scott, Aaron Purcell, Matthew Williams and Jarrod McLean have runners on the tough card for punters.

Darren Weir’s Warrnambool satellite stable starters include Moonlites Choice, Nikitas and Chocolate Holic. 

Lord Tennyson drew in the car park. It’s just too hard from the wide barrier at the 1400m start.

Peter Chow