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Stormont on track with Mum's Pride

02:21 PM 18 Nov 2015 NZDT
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James Stormont - Plans to look after Mums Pride this season as he makes his way in the open class ranks
James Stormont - Plans to look after Mums Pride this season as he makes his way in the open class ranks
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Pukekohe harness racing trainer James Stormont is looking forward to this Friday night at Alexandra Park when he will have his star trotter Mum's Pride back at the races.

One of the finds of last season in the trotting ranks, Mum's Pride has had a couple of workouts this time in to fit him for Friday night.

" The first workout was against maidens so you can't read too much into it but his second workout was against some nice trotters and he won it easily so I am happy where he is at fitness wise heading into his first race."

" He is probably only 80-85% going into the race but he will be very competitive still," James said.

The last run of Mums Pride last season was in the Harness Jewels at Ashburton and James takes some of the blame for him only finishing sixth.

" I just didn't have him 100% on the day and it was his first trip away from home so it all got to him a bit."

" He is still a very inexperienced horse having only raced fourteen times so there is plenty of improvement in him yet" James said.

This season James plans to take a leaf out of Colin De Filippi's book with Stent and look after his young trotter as he makes his way in the top grade.

" I was having a talk to Frank, (Weaver) the owner the other day and we agreed that if look after him this season then we will reap the rewards further down the track.

" Colin did it with Stent and Kevin Townley did the same with Sheemon so it is a proven way to go," James said.

This season to date has been a bit quiet for James but he can see things turning around in the next few weeks.

" With Mums Pride back on the track this week and a couple more from the team not that far away, things should be a lot busier in the next few weeks."

"Having said that, there is always room in the barn for a couple more," James said.

Mums Pride looked an exciting trotter in the making last season and he will be a welcome addition to the open class ranks in the north this season.

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