The Early Bird aimed at the Mornington

GAVIN Groth might head The Early Bird towards a Mornington Handicap at Tamworth after the gelding’s good win at Moree on Saturday.

The Gunnedah trainer believes the 2100m event on Tamworth Cup day might be a right fit for his six-year-old gelding who won his seventh race at Moree.

Groth also  trains him for Tamworth Jockey Club’s acting chairman Tim Coates.

“There’s a 2200m at Scone ina couple of weeks (January 24).

“We’ll see how he goes in that and if he does race all right we might have a look at the Mornington.”

Groth finished with a double at Moree on Saturday but doesn’t have a runner at Tamworth’s  meeting today.

Sue Bigg, who rode both of Groth’s winners at Moree, has just the one ride today.

 She partners the Joe Craig-trained Dysturb in the final race on the seven- race card.

 Young Tamworth trainer Jacob Perrett chases a fourth successive win at Tamworth with his smart galloper Capitano.

The four-year-old has won his three starts at Scone (2) and Moree and will jump from barrier two in today’s Freight Specialists Class 3 Handicap (1200m). 

He was quoted a $3 overnight favourite.

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