Wyndham looks ideal for Wilson
Ross Wilson expects improvement from Robs Ideal in the MLT/Pioneer Tavern Pace at Wyndham tomorrow.
Robs Ideal was a surprise failure at Gore two weeks ago. The 4-year-old lined up with a solid form line of finishing in the first four in his previous eight starts, including two wins.
However, he had an off day at Gore and ran 11th of 13 in a two to five-win handicap.
''He hadn't been eating properly and wasn't right on the day,'' said Wilson, who is a Whiterig owner-trainer.
''This week, I'm really pleased with him.''
Jerry Fitz and El Diablo are also starting for Wilson at Wyndham.
Despite not finishing in the money in his past two starts, Jerry Fitz has been running his races out strongly. He could be at generous odds for the Eileen and Maureen Pace.
Wilson will race El Diablo in removeable ear deafeners in the Matai Farm Pace. The gear change will hopefully help in stopping El Diablo from breaking, which he has done in his past two starts.
Horse manipulator John Cox treated El Diablo for soreness after the gelding raced at Ascot Park last Sunday.
''His work this week has been really good,'' Wilson said.
''He's got a lot of ability, better than most I've got.''
Meanwhile, Knapdale Lady should have a large following for the Frank's Motorcycles and 4 Spares Pace after her unlucky third at Ascot Park. Knapdale Lady was finishing fast when she got block near the post.
- The Southland Times