Murray Bridge trainer Matthew Seyers can continue a successful few days when he saddles up two runners on his home track today.
Seyers has Ever Onward first-up from a spell while he’s the 11th trainer in the 28-start career of Rising Thunder who returns to racing late in the day but faces a tricky wide barrier.
“He was retired to be a Clerk of the Course but that didn’t work out, so he’s come back,’’ Seyers said.
“I’m not really happy with the barrier and not sure he handles the wet tracks but we’ll kick him off here on his home track.
“If there is any track where you can draw wide then it’s here at Murray Bridge.
“The other option was Gawler next week, but it will be wet up there if we get all this weather that’s forecast,’’ he said.
Ever Onward hasn’t raced since winning his maiden at Penola back in February and Seyers will be a horse who can get out over ground as he progresses this time in work.
“I think he will be better at 2000m,’’ Seyers said.
“But we will kick him off a the 1400m on his home track and he’s got plenty of improvement in him,’’ he said.
Seyers took a team of three to Ballarat last Sunday where progressive three-year-old Capricorn Ridge bolted in winning by six lengths.
“It certainly made the trip home a bit easier,’’ Seyers said.
“He was the one we targeted Ballarat with, and he probably won a bit better than I expected.
“There is a 2000m race at Mildura for three-year-old’s that could be an option, or there is a race at Morphettville in a fortnight,’’ he said.