Young harness racing trainer Mitchell Kerr is looking to extend his unbeaten run at Rangiora on Sunday. Mitchell has started the 2017/2018 season the best possible way with 3 wins from 3 starters giving him a perfect UDR of 1.0000 from his three starts so far this season.
His winners in the last 11 days have been The Dorchester, Run Boy Run and Alta Shelby and he has two runners engaged on Sunday and both have realistic winning chances on the track where he trains his small team.
Miss Patriot (American Ideal-Honey Ryder) has her first start for Kerr this season in race four on Sunday. She is rated a $4.50 chance on the fixed odds by the TAB bookies after winning two workouts in recent weeks on the Rangiora track, and must be a strong hope of winning with any luck in the running.
His second starter is the well traveled Supreme Banner (Christian Cullen-Gretna’s Best) who has also been ok at recent trials on the track. Supreme Banner is a $2.70 chance on the fixed odds and would probably be the better chance of the two horses he has engaged.
This is the second season 25 year old Kerr has been training on his own account, after firstly working for other trainers and then training in partnership with his father Paul.
The Dorchester and Alta Shelby are both potential Derby runners if they keep improving and waiting in the wings is another stable runner in Forgotten Highway.
Forgotten Highway (Bettor’s Delight – Grace Way) is the current stable star winning four races last season and running a respectable 5th in the New Zealand Derby last April.
All going well he will be prepared for the New Zealand Cup meeting in November and hopefully on to feature races in Auckland in December.
Courtesy of Harnesslink Media