Tamworth - All Again due for a change of luck
Local galloper All Again can fly the flag for the home team when he competes in the Freight Specialists Open Handicap (1200m) at Tamworth on Friday. All Again faces a steep drop in grade after being less than four lengths in his latest outing at Rosehill (1400m) on May 21 behind Kiwi galloper Klose.
The seven-year-old didn’t have the best of luck in running either, racing three-wide for a major part of the journey.
“His run was very good in the city after drawing a wide barrier,” All Again’s trainer Lesley Jeffriess said.
“Before that he had finished fifth at Gunnedah but had no luck as he was held up for a run in the straight and didn’t get clear.
“With the wet track tomorrow I am looking at the horse being in the first half of the field early; you don’t want to get back on a heavy track and cop the slush hitting you in the face.
“He has gate speed so hopefully he’ll be right behind them at the turn into the straight.”
All Again rises 2kg from his Rosehill effort which suggests he’s well placed to return to winning form.
The gelding has won three races at Tamworth and also has good wet form with a win and five placings from seven starts on a slow or heavy track.
Jockey Darren Jones takes the ride and he has enjoyed a great partnership with All Again having guided the horse to victory on 11 occasions from a total of 15 career wins.
Quirindi galloper Lifeboat, with ace bush rider Greg Ryan aboard, looms as the main danger.
Lifeboat was placed at Merriwa and Gunnedah before beaten less than two lengths by Mambo Flyer over 1300m at Warwick Farm.