LUKE Griffith could have as many as 11 runners at today’s Tamworth meeting and another two or three at Bingara Jockey Club’s Cup meeting tomorrow as part of a hectic five-day burst for the Scone trainer.
Griffith was at Gosford yesterday where Sugera never got into the race.
Today he has a huge interest at Tamworth headed by amazing bridesmaid Kwilas Law and his effort to win his first race since September 2010.
Tomorrow he has “two or three” at Bingara’s big day as well as taking a couple to Mudgee on Sunday and then more runners at Cessnock on Monday.
“I’ve got a few in,” he laughed yesterday. “I’m certainly doing some k’s.”
Kwilas Law holds plenty of interest at Tamworth today after Sugera had little chance at Gosford on Wednesday.
“He’ll go around,” Griffith said of an an eight-year-old gelding son of Lawyer, who has won eight of his 81 starts as well as 22 seconds and another eight thirds.
“He ran fourth at Mudgee the other day.
“It was a good run and he should run another good race at Tamworth – he always runs well there.
“The other day at Mudgee the track was rock-hard and he jarred up a bit.
“Hopefully it will be a bit softer at Tamworth.”
Griffith is aiming Kwilas Law at this month’s $35,000 Quirindi Cup (February 22) and then the $35,000 Armidale Cup (March 18).
“He’s been an amazing horse but just can’t crack it for a win,” he said.
“But he’s still won good prizemoney despite being a non-winner.”
Kwilas Law hasn’t won for 44 starts, since he was successful on a heavy Skellatar Park track at Muswellbrook over 1750m on September 20, 2010.
Since then he’s run 11 seconds and six thirds, finishing runner-up in such races as the Coonabarabran, Armidale and Tuncurry cups as well as the 2100m Mornington at
Today he has been rated a 4-1 third favourite to Greg Bennett’s Shocking Behaviour (3-1) and Gavin Groth’s Steel Fixer (7-2).
Griffith believes All That Excites (R1) will also run well but last-start winner Sutton Power could go to Mudgee after drawing badly at Tamworth.
He has two first starters as well – Turnworth and Youthful Stars (R2) – and said they both trialled well to suggest they should run well today.
As for Bingara’s big Cup meeting tomorrow, he has three runners.
“I went there ages ago with a runner in the Cup,” he said.
“I ran third or fourth.
“But I’ll take two, maybe three.”
He has Krakkatinnie (R1), Sutton Quality (R2) and Point To Point (R4) engaged at Bingara.