Trainer Craig Widdison shoots for the stars with Zebulon

May 2, 2016 6:41pm
Zebulon resumed with a strong win at Morphettville last Saturday. Picture: Atkins Photography
Zebulon resumed with a strong win at Morphettville last Saturday. Picture: Atkins Photography

CRAIG Widdison, co-trainer with Peter Morgan of Zebulon, says they will chase interstate Group 1 glory this winter.

Widdison said they were looking at The Goodwood in Adelaide or a trip to Brisbane for the Doomben 10,000 and Stradbroke Handicap.

Four-year-old Zebulon returned from more than a year off with a tendon injury with an easy victory at Morphettville on Saturday.

Widdison said Zebulon was a 76 rater before the race but came out of it at 93, which would help his chances of getting into bigger races.

Tick for teacher

DANIELLE Smith recorded her second double as a trainer at her home track of Mornington yesterday, scoring with Shadowbrook Lass ($7) and Fantastic Magic ($12).

Smith wasn’t on track as she was working her day job as a physical education and equine studies teacher at Toorak College, Mount Eliza.

“I was quietly confident we could get a double,” she said.

Stepping on Gas

JAMIE Mott continued his good form on Monday when successful on Aagas at Mornington, giving him a winner at his past four meetings.

Mott will be trying to make his mark at Warrnambool in his new career as a jumps jockey. He has three rides today, two of them in hurdle races for Robert Smerdon — Western Kingdom and Livery. Mott, chasing his first jumps winner, can claim 3kg.

Jamie Mott continued his winning form at Mornington on Monday. Picture: Tom Huntley

Rodd returns

TRAINER Gerald Ryan has snapped up Michael Rodd to ride two-year-old Aviator at Rosehill on Saturday, when the Singapore-based jockey’s main objective is to help Romantic Maid’s Queensland Oaks mission.

Rodd has answered the call from New Zealand trainer Roger James to test Romantic Maid in a 1900m race.