Mare out to keep form turnaround

Tim Doherty lines up in-form mare Glenburn Anna at Wagga on Friday.
Tim Doherty lines up in-form mare Glenburn Anna at Wagga on Friday.

Glenburn Anna is out to extend a purple patch of form.

After going winless for almost a year, the six-year-old has won three of her last four starts.

All three have been at Albury since joining Tim Doherty’s stable.

Even her trainer has been surprised since the transfer from father-in-law Ray Walker’s stable.

“I don’t know really, maybe it’s just a bit of a change of scenery,” Doherty said.

“I drove her the last start she had for Ray and after the race Ray said ‘what you do you think?’ and I said ‘I don’t think this is trying a yard’

“She wasn’t having a go at all as she could actually a bit as a three-year-old.

“Ray has always liked and I drove her a couple times early on and didn’t mind her either, but just wasn’t going crash hot.”

Doherty believes another key to success is drawing the back row, something she has to deal with again in the Cleanaway Pace (2165m).

This time around Reece Maguire will take the drive, and Doherty expects she will be well suited once more.

“She is drawn probably where she needs to,” Doherty said.

“I think one of the main things with her is the three that’s she won she’s drawn the back row everytime.

“She can get a bit fired up out of the gate and if you draw the front she wants to rip out of the gate, get a bit keen and doesn’t really get home but off the back row she just relaxes really good.”


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