Sue Grills takes home a win and a second from Warwick Farm meeting

SO CLOSE: Under The Thumb (green and white silks) is just edged out by Star Boy at Warwick Farm on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Photo: AAP Image/David Moir
SO CLOSE: Under The Thumb (green and white silks) is just edged out by Star Boy at Warwick Farm on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Photo: AAP Image/David Moir

TAMWORTH trainer Sue Grills will target more success at Tuesday’s Tamworth meeting and Friday’s Quirindi Cup after nearly pulling off a metro double at Warwick Farm on Saturday.

Grills celebrated another win with Fickle Folly, in Sydney on Saturday, when the four-year-old daughter of Nicconi won the $100,000 Sledmere Stud Dash (1000m) in brilliant fashion.

She also took Under The Thumb to the city to race in the $60,000 TAB Highway Handicap who ran a big second to Star Boy.

“He had to push his way out,” Grills said.

“We also had to give the winner three kilograms. If he could have got out straight away he might have won but I’m still very happy with his run.”

She said he might stay in and run at the Sunday, March 4 meeting at Armidale.

“He likes to be fresh but I might keep him in for the Armidale Newmarket,” she said.

“It was a very good day for me, though.

“She [Fickle Folly] blitzed them. She’s as tough as old boots and tries her heart out every time.”

Fickle Folly has now won six of her 16 starts for $223,430 in prizemoney and looks likely to return to Sydney in a fortnight for another sprint.

Closer to home, Grills has three runners – Clever Chloe, As Yawood and Assurity – in at Tamworth on Tuesday and another “four or five for the Quirindi Cup meeting” on Friday.

She believes her trio of Tamworth runners will run solid races and also hopes for success at Friday’s Akubra Quirindi Cup meeting.

“I like Quirindi, it has always been a good track,” she said.

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