Another big summer coming up for EZR

Nov 14, 2016

Ellerton Zahra Racing enjoyed a wonderful summer period last season and have gathered the troops for another go at the multitude of meetings in the time between mid-November and the end of February.

Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra produced a significant portion of their record tally of 88 winners last season during the summer months with the highlight being a quartet of winners at Flemington on New Year’s Day.

Zahra said the team was progressing well for the busy period, which often features two meetings a day in the holiday areas.

“We trialled 16 horses on Friday so we’ll get a good idea of how they are going to come up but I’m really happy with the way our babies are going,” Zahra said.

“We’ve got a really nice bunch of two-year-olds that can do well for us when they race but we won’t push them too hard, they’ll tell us when they are ready.

“We’ve got some three-year-olds that have had one or two starts and we’ve given them more time to mature.

“Horses like Sammy The Snake and Maneeki Star will win their races and Blithe Belle, she can measure up to a stakes race over the summer and can go through into the autumn.

“We’re hoping some of them can stand up and improve so there’s more than enough to suggest we can go as well this summer as we did last year.”

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