Drought breaks for win-starved trainers Rob Heathcote and Kelly Schweida
ROB Heathcote and Kelly Schweida were happy to give each other a back slap after breaking their 2015 ducks on Saturday.
Miss Cover Girl’s return was Schweida’s first Saturday metro winner since Little Bit Ditsy and Glorious Red gave him a double on December 20.
It was later the same day that Cape Kidnappers dumped the jock at the start, which proved an ugly omen for the trainer over the festive season.
“I’ve had a shocking run,” Schweida admitted.
Heathcote’s drought, which was broken by Excellantes, stretched back a week further to Hopfgarten’s success in the Brisbane Handicap on December 13.
“It’s been a long while since I’ve been here,” Heathcote said upon entering the winning stall.
TOOWOOMBA remains on the sidelines for at least another three weeks.
Racing Queensland abandoned the meeting set down for this Friday and switched the March 14 card to Warwick, which raced in Toowoomba’s place on Saturday.
A further inspection of the track is now required to determine if it’s suitable for racing on March 21 and the early tip is it will need at least another week.
RICHARD Morrison has been promoted to Brisbane Racing Club vice-chairman, following the exit of Dean Hassall last week.
The BRC now require two new directors, with inaugural committeeman Peter Tighe quitting his post last week.
LARRY Cassidy suggested his tumble from Blueberry Hill prior to the first would comfortably make the cut for Australia’s funniest home videos.
Cassidy said the determination Blueberry Hill showed in her finishing burst was matched in her pre-race antics.
“She threw me about three feet in the air and I decided rather than try and stay on, the easiest thing was just to fall off,” Cassidy said.