BACK ON TRACK: Trainer Dwayne Schmidt with horse Born To Run Easy, who is fresh from a 24 week spell and is ready to race.
BACK ON TRACK: Trainer Dwayne Schmidt with horse Born To Run Easy, who is fresh from a 24 week spell and is ready to race. Adam Hourigan

Fresh start for Born To Run Easy

CLASS 3 HCP: Born to Run Easy is back on the track today, after another lengthy spell.

Trainer Dwayne Schmidt said there was a reason behind the frequent breaks from racing.

“He is just more of a fresh horse,” he said.

“He doesn’t really stand up after too many runs, and can’t really handle the heat.

“He’s just one of those horses that doesn’t go well with longer stints racing, and seems to pull up a bit sore after each race, so he runs a lot better when he’s fresh.”

It would seem that Schmidt is on the money with his assessment. Before the latest spell, Born to Run Easy had two wins and three fourth places. The two wins came back-to-back after a spell of 20 weeks.

Prior to that, a five race stint saw Born to Run Easy bag two thirds immediately after a 17 week spell.

In another promising sign, Schmidt’s daughter Cassandra will take the reins on the five-year-old gelding in today’s Book A Blues Brews & BBQ’s Marquee Package Class 3 Hcp.

Cassandra’s worst result on Born to Run Easy is a third place, and Schmidt believes that’s no coincidence.

“She really knows how to ride him,” he said.

“She is aggressive and knows how to get the best out of him.”

Schmidt said he was hopeful about Born to Run Easy’s chances today.

“He’s a chance, not a certainty by any means but he’s definitely a chance,” he said.

“He’s probably not going as well as he was when he ran in July, he is probably a couple of lengths off his pace.”

Schmidt said he expects that a change in weather will bring the best out of the gelding.

“I’ll just play it by ear and give him a couple of runs and see how he goes,” he said.

“I might wait for the cooler months, when it’s a little bit damp, they’re the conditions that suit him best.

“He might just win one or two here, but then look for something better over the July carnival. He won there over the carnival last year, so it’s all pointing that way.”



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