Trainer KerryAnn Morris.
YOUNG or old, it seems most reinsman in harness racing love to handle the square-gaiters.
And with three out of 10 races for the trotters at Tabcorp Park Menangle today, it seems they have never been more popular on the Sydney scene.
Some of our more successful stables, like Blake Fitzpatrick, KerryAnn Morris, Steven Lee and Joe and Mary Rando have been prolific winners with their trotters in the past few seasons.
And Morris loves to share her drives around, giving all the young up-and-comers who help out around Lucky Lodge their chance to land a winner or two with their sizeable team of trotters.
Aside from KerryAnn’s husband Robbie, who normally gets the pick of the drives, their other leading light is Inter Dominion-winning reinsman Josh Gallagher.
And with an impressive seven trotters contesting the three trotting races at Menangle today, Gallagher has a serious shot at a winning double.
One of those is Morris’s stable newcomer Dream Inception, formerly with the Troy Williams barn, but now looking to score his sixth win from just 46 starts and his first since scoring over 2300m at Menangle in March, with Gallagher in the sulky.
Morris has three runners in Race 2 and will drive Strength Of Heart herself, while husband Robbie will be aboard the unlucky Don’t Touch This.
Having just his third run from a spell, Dream Inception has been installed the $3 early favourite for the mobile mile event.
Meanwhile the man who won the 2018 Inter Dominion with Tiger Tara, trainer Kevin Pizzuto, will be looking for a filly daughter of that champion pacer to score a win in the opening race with his promising square-gaiting filly Tiger Tee.
Tiger Tee dead-heated for first with Leaf Stride at Menangle last month and the youngster is also building a successful association with Gallagher, who again has the drive at Menangle today.
While he was listed as the early favourite for the race, Gallagher is well versed on who his toughest rivals will be in that opening race: KerryAnn Morris has two runners.
One is Im A Gypsy Queen, a maiden trotter that Gallagher normally drives for the stable.
There’s also the talented Dreambigaimhigh, who resumes from a spell with Robbie in the bike, and showed he was ready to fire first-up with a close second to Dance Secret in a recent Menangle trial.