Banker’s account continues to swell

Banker’s account continues to swell27 Aug 2021

Tavistock’s son London Banker completed a hat-trick of wins for Eagle Farm trainer Kelly Schweida when he claimed top open handicap honours today at Doomben.

He won on four occasions for Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood before joining Schweida and the Brisbane horseman suggested there could be one more run in the 6-year-old this campaign.

“He is definitely well above average. If he was going to get rolled it would have been today because we gave him 10 days up at Washpool Lodge on their water walker. They do a great job,” Schweida said.

“He was very fresh and back to 2000 metres after two quick runs over 2200 metres, it was a little bit of a concern because he can hit a little flat spot.

“We will probably only get one more run out of him because that is normally what you get out of them once you give them a freshen up.”

Ridden patiently by James Orman, London Banker was back in the second half of the field and took a while to wind up before knuckling down late to justify his favouritism.

“The further he goes, the better he will be. I think he will run 2400 metres on his ear. There are a lot of nice Cup races around,” Schweida said.

“The only thing is that he is better ridden a bit quiet and he does hit a flat spot. He has got it all before him.”