VICTORIA’S leading trainer Darren Weir will have only one runner from his powerful Warrnambool satellite stable at Flemington on Saturday but up to 15 runners at Caulfield seven days later.
The $200,000 group two Peter Lawrence Handicap is the feature race on the Caulfield program.
Weir’s Warrnambool foreman Jarrod McLean said the stable hoped to have multiple runners in the black-type race.
“We’ve only got Gun Case running in the last at Flemington but things will really pick up for the stable at Caulfield,” McLean said.
“We’ll have a few runners in the Lawrence – some of our spring horses will be kicking off their campaigns in that race.
“Gun Case won a mid-week city race last time but he’s jumping to Saturday class here.
“He’s won seven races over 1000 metres which is Saturday’s distance so he should be competitive.”
McLean, who also has his own trainer’s licence, saddles up Tried And True and Romanesque at Flemington.
“Romanesque is having his first Australian start,” he said.
“He’s going to need a lot more distance than the 1400 metres. Tried And True has been running consistently. His trials and track work indicate he would have won for us by now but he’s been slightly disappointing.”
Warrnambool trainers Patrick Ryan, Matthew Williams, Symon Wilde and Peter Chow have runners at the Flemington meeting. Winslow’s Ciaron Maher accepted with one starter.