A new Sherrif in town at Trentham

A new Sherrif in town at Trentham4 Mar 2020

Group Three winner Sherrif will be looking to add another victory to his tally at Trentham on Saturday when he contests the Anuka Smoker Handicap (1600m).

The son of High Chaparral pleased his connections when winning fresh-up over 1400m at New Plymouth last month and Robert Wellwood, who trains in partnership with Roger James, said the gelding favours his races spaced.

“It was a nice win and you would hope he is going at least as well as he was fresh-up.

“He is well, he has trained on nicely. It has suited him to have a month between runs coming back from a long spell.”

Sherrif will tackle a small but select field on Saturday, with his competition including stakes winners Toms and Wait A Sec.

“It is a nice enough race and he doesn’t get in at quite his true handicap, but we are happy with the horse and he does have a lot of ability,” Wellwood said.

“We will see how he goes, if he won impressively on the weekend it opens up a few options, whether that be domestic or over the ditch.

“We will just take it step-by-step. He has got to win and do it nicely to start thinking like that.” – NZ Racing Desk