“THEY weren’t very kind to us!”
That’s how co-trainer Glenda Fuller described Whats Emma Got’s handicap at Globe Derby tonight.
Despite being first-up since July 2016, Whats Emma Got received a 20-metre back mark in the Pacers’ Handicap.
An M1/C12 mare, Whats Emma Got is giving a 10-metre start to Mark Dennis (M1/C26) and Corey Odonohue (M1/C29).
Mark Dennis has finished among the placings in seven of his last nine starts during the last three months, while Corey Odonohue is a last-start winner.
Maywyns Storm (M1/C13) has a 20-metre lift from Whats Emma Got.
Whats Emma Got won three of her last six starts before being injury struck.
“They weren’t very kind to us,” Fuller said. “I rang and said you’re a bit tough on her, but they said ‘she had form’, but that was a while ago.
“She hasn’t raced for 16 months, is first-up in open company and the handicapper is saying she has form!
“Corey Odonohue has three wins and three seconds from his last seven starts, but our mare has ‘form’ from 2016.”
Despite the arduous task ahead, Fuller is confident Whats Emma Got will produce a solid performance over 2230 metres.
The daughter of Grinfromeartoear, which will be driven by Dani Hill, is returning after suffering a bone chip in her knee.
“She chipped bone in her knee, but the vets didn’t screw it back on as wasn’t right off,” Fuller said. “It was a hairline crack, so just time to let it heal was what she needed.
“They don’t hold trials as often as they should, which also makes it hard to get her fit to the degree needed in fast class, but she is as fit as she can be without racing.
“It’s not going to be easy, but she will do well.”
- PAUL COURTS