Glyn Schofield has no shortage of confidence at the moment, the ex South African currently sitting in second on the Sydney premiership and having a plethora of rides to pick from just about every week.
One of the ones he’s been most excited about is Wazn, a Chris Waller runner competing in tomorrow’s Listed Australia Day Cup at Warwick Farm.
Schofield feels his horse is well in this race and the prospect of wet weather has only boosted those hopes.
“He has struck good tracks his past couple of starts but we’ve had a little bit of rain around today and the more rain the better for him,” Schofield said.
“I think he’ll gain a few lengths on wet ground.”
Rain has been lashing South East Queensland and Northern NSW all week with the tail end of that low pressure system expected to reach Sydney later today and tomorrow.
If it takes the track down to a dead or worse it’s all good news for Wazn, four of his five victories have come on ground in that range.
Schofield says it’s not just the track surface that should provide improvement but the change in venues from his last start at Gosford.
“He needs a bit of room and is suited on bigger tracks because he needs time to wind up,” Schofield said.
“Warwick Farm probably isn’t ideal for him in that respect either, but he’s got a nice gentle bend to come around there and if the ground is wet he’ll enjoy that and he’ll run very well.”
Wazn has twice been to Warwick Farm in the past, his first a win on a slow track in a midweek race and the second a disappointing sixth as favourite in the Listed Tatt’s Cup two starts back.
Tomorrow’s 2400m test will be the first time he’s run over more than 2100m.