Soho Tribeca gives trainer Inter title hopes
Kim Prentice believes Soho Tribeca has the right speed and stamina to bring him his second $1.8 million TABTouch Inter Dominion Series victory.
The series begins tomorrow night at Gloucester Park with round one of the heats.
Prentice, who now trains out of Perth, last won the series in 2003 when he trained and drove Baltic Eagle to victory in New Zealand.
The former Boyanup-based trainer said it would mean a lot to him to win his second Inter Dominion series, especially with Soho Tribeca.
“This is just such a magnificent horse,” he said.
“He has high speed and good stamina.”
Prentice and Soho Tribeca have drawn barrier two in the first heat of the series, where he is expected to start as second favourite behind Mark Purdon’s Lazarus.
The five-year-old has 16 career wins from 43 starts and has only missed a top-three finish eight times.
He has won just one of his last four races at Gloucester Park, but three seconds have him primed for an assault tomorrow night.
Prentice said he was heading into tomorrow’s race full of confidence.
“We are definitely a chance,” he said.
“We are very happy with how he is going.”
Prentice said he was not concerned by the prospect of Soho Tribeca having to race three times in eight days.
“He just has to get through the series the best he can and get a good barrier draw for the final,” he said.
“It is about mentally training the horse more than it is about driving.”
Prentice highlighted Lazarus and Chicago Bull as his two main competitors for the series.
He said it would be good to see the former in action in the first heat.
“He can run fast and has a really good trainer,” he said.
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