A change of racing gear for lightly raced galloper Affronted may help the four-year-old win a maiden plate over 1600 metres at Hamilton on Friday, according to Warrnambool trainer Daniel Bowman.
Bowman, who trained his first treble at Warrnambool late last month followed up that performance with two minor placegetters from two runners at his home track last Sunday said Affronted was wayward at his last start.
“We’ll be putting the tongue tie on Affronted for Friday,” he said.
“He was slightly disappointing at his last run at Colac when he ran around a bit. I’m sure the tongue tie will straighten him out.
“His previous run at Hamilton was very good and the form from that race is strong. I think he’ll run well.”
Wessels won his maiden over 1400 metres last month and the four-year-old has made good progress from that victory.
“It was great Wessels won his maiden last time,” Bowman said.
“He deserved the win. He had been very unlucky in a few of his other starts.
“The 1400 metres really suits as that is the distance of his maiden victory.
“I just hope he can go on with it now that’s he’s won his maiden.”
The first of eight races is scheduled to start at 1.30pm while the last race is due to start at 5.00pm.