MERV McKenzie struggles to remember his last Saturday metropolitan winner.
But the veteran Warrnambool trainer has his fingers crossed A Good Yarn will be his next at Caulfield on Saturday.
A Good Yarn makes his metropolitan debut for McKenzie in an 1100-metre restricted race on the back of three consecutive wins at Geelong’s synthetic and a maiden victory at Werribee from seven starts.
“It’s a long time since I won a Saturday race in Melbourne,” he said. “I trained a double at Sandown a few years ago on a Wednesday and I’ve won a few races under the lights at Moonee Valley on Friday nights but I just can’t remember my last Saturday winner.
“I’m just hoping A Good Yarn will break the drought – on the other hand I haven’t had many Saturday runners.”
McKenzie rounded off A Good Yarn’s work for Saturday with a 1000 metre gallop on the fibre at Warrnambool on Tuesday.
“He worked strongly,” the popular trainer said. “A Good Yarn is bright within himself. He’s drawn a wide barrier but that’s no concern as he’s drawn wide gates at his three wins on the synthetic track. I think he should go well.”
Bookmakers have installed A Good Yarn the $4.20 favourite in the early betting markets.
Jarrod McLean, Ciaron Maher, Symon Wilde and Darren Weir’s Warrnambool satellite stable have runners on the nine race program.
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