Swan Hill Straight to Suit Zoot
Zoot Suit Riot heads to Swan Hill on Sunday for the Swan Hill Bus Lines BM64 Handicap over 1200m, the last race of the day.
Trainer, Adam O'Neill, has been pleased with the way the horse has come through his last start win at Kilmore, in what was his first race for the stable.
"We intentionally spaced his runs as he we believe he races well fresh as he showed us at Kilmore and we think the Swan Hill straight should suit his pattern of getting back and winding up late." Explained O'Neill.
"Jack Martin has been booked to ride which will give him some weight relief as he can claim 3kgs which takes him from 58.5kgs to 55.5kgs.
"He has taken all before him since his last start and has really improved in the coat also."
The gelded son of Not A Single Doubt was purchased out of New South Wales by O'Neill, who features in the ownership, along with TBB and clients.
"Zoot Suit Riot was the first runner representing TBB so we were thrilled for all involved with his win at Kilmore." said Todd Blum.
"It was a terrefic training performance by Adam who has shown a really good understanding of the horse. He changed a few things up and noticed some little things that he was able to rectify and the horse is benefiting greatly."
Although he steps up in grade, Zoot Suit Riot looks well placed to make it back-to-back wins.