SA TROTS - Hryhorec is set for a busy weekend

DESCRIBING his prospects as “a toss of a coin”, prominent horseman Ryan Hryhorec is set for a few days of hell or one hell of a weekend.

In what is going to be an extremely busy period, Hryhorec’s hectic 96 hours begins at Globe Derby tonight where he has four stable members engaged as well as four freelance drives.

Of his crew, Hryhorec considers Miss Idaho as his best prospect, with the daughter of Ultimate Machete engaged in a Golden Nursery heat.

Runner-up upon debut, Miss Idaho won her following outing in a handy 1:57.1 over 1800 metres to score by five-and-a-half metres from Waitpinga Reactor last week.

Pleased with the two-year-old’s progress, Hryhorec believes the filly can upstage the ‘boys’ from barrier two.

“I’ve got a fair opinion of her and believe she can develop into a very nice filly,” Hryhorec said. “From the draw she should settle into a handy position early, which will make her hard to beat.”

Fast forward to tomorrow morning and Hryhorec will be boarding a plane heading to Tasmania for the Australian Drivers’ Championship in Launceston that night.

Between heats four and five of the eight-heat series, Hryhorec will attempt to find the time to watch race four – The Lang Trot Final – in Geelong, where he has Aldebaran Dexta drawn barrier two.

Winner of the two heats – in Geelong last Friday and Warragul three days later – Aldebaran Dexta is a $2.20 favourite.

“The aim of sending him over was to try and win his bonus, but he has exceeded expectations,” Hryhorec said.

“I put him in both heats thinking if he doesn’t go well enough in the first, I can have two shots at the stumps, but he ended up winning both which is a terrific result.

“Hopefully he can do it again in the Final.”

Returning home Sunday morning, Hryhorec will then rush to Gawler to take part in the club’s strong card.

In fact, nominations were so large for the meeting, Harness Racing SA had no option but to split the day into a two-day carnival, with racing to return to the same venue the following afternoon!

“It’s going to be a rush from the airport to the stable to the track, but we’ll get it done,” Hryhorec said. “I’ve got a few in and a couple of outside drives, but on paper, Mangana Joe looks like my best chance in The Legends heat.

“He’s been runner-up at his last couple of starts from handicaps and is off the front this time.

“He has been working solidly and will be right in it.”

 Story: HRSA Media

Photo: Walter Bulyga