SA TROTS Martin Schrader looking for the winners circle
A THREE-PRONGED attack on today’s Globe Derby meeting is giving Martin Schrader a glimmer of hope of breaking a drought from the winners’ circle.
Training a small team in Port Pirie, Schrader’s last win was with Sheldon at Globe Derby on July 18, 2022.
“It’s been a while since I got my last winner, but hopefully the next one won’t be far away,” Schrader said.
The first of Schrader’s runners, Soho Nadel went close to providing an elusive victory when runner-up at her home track last week.
This time around the daughter of Soho Valencia will begin from barrier six with Ryan Hryhorec to take the reins.
“It might be a struggle for Nadel from six as she will have to go back at the start,” Schrader said. “She is still in the learning phase, as she’s only had two starts, so it’s a bit hard to say how good she can go.
“There is some solid form in the race, so it will be a good test for her.”
Taking advantage of a claim from concession reinsman Jason Kittel, Cheers Poverty is expected to figure prominently from gate two later on the card.
“Cheers Poverty’s form doesn’t look good on paper, but it feels like he’s starting to turn the corner and I expect a good run from him,” Schrader said.
“He comes into this race well and I will be a bit disappointed if he doesn’t run as well as I expect.”
Also set to be driven by Hryhorec, Footlock rounds out Schrader’s trio in the final event.
The consistent son of Courage Under Fire has drawn seven – the outside of the front row.
“He’s just a nice old horse which keeps on giving his best when he’s there,” Schrader said. “That said, I was a little disappointed in his last run, but he’s traditionally a chance to run a placing.”
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