TALENTED Wagga stayer Grand Allowance has been given an opportunity with a city stable.
With a lack of racing in the Southern District, Wagga trainer Wayne Carroll and connections decided to leave Grand Allowance in Sydney after his most recent start at Warwick Farm.
Warwick Farm trainer Rick Worthington has welcomed the lightly-raced nine-year-old into his stables.
After a minor setback, Grand Allowance stepped out for Worthington for the first time on Tuesday and won a Warwick Farm trial.
The son of Mossman will head to a race over the mile at Randwick on Melbourne Cup day.
Carroll said Grand Allowance was better off in Sydney for now.
“He’s been up there for a month, six weeks. We left him up there after his last run,” Carroll said.
“There was nothing here for him with the rain and everything, he’s better off up there.
“There’s more races for him up there.”
Grand Allowance scored a narrow win in an open trial over 1205 metres at Warwick Farm on Tuesday. Among those in the trial were 2014 Wagga Gold Cup second placegetter Beyond Thankful.
Carroll is unsure how long Grand Allowance will stay with Worthington.
“We’ll wait and see what he does,” he said.
“There are not many races for him here.”
Greg Carroll races Grand Allowance with a large group of family and friends.
Despite injuries, he has won six races and $96,000 in prizemoney from 29 starts.