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Visiting apprentice out to score Towooomba breakthrough

Angelina (Nozi Tomizawa) defeats Diamond Heist (Ruby Ride) in a Clifford Park Class 3 Plate (1050m) three weeks ago.
Angelina (Nozi Tomizawa) defeats Diamond Heist (Ruby Ride) in a Clifford Park Class 3 Plate (1050m) three weeks ago. Nev Madsen

TOOWOOMBA trainer Ben Currie will be looking for visiting apprentice Braydn Swaffer to help consistent mare Zero Limit break her run of second placings on Saturday with a well-deserved Clifford Park win.

Zero Limit has notched three consecutive second Clifford Park placings and is out to go one better in this week's XXXX Gold Class 2 Handicap (1625m).

She is one of two runners in the race for Currie who also saddles One Stop (Nathan Evans).

Swaffer is currently based in South East Queensland with his master and Far North Queensland trainer Trevor Rowe.

Rowe hoped to qualify He's A Ladies Man for Saturday's Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic (1200m) but the gelding finished as the race second emergency after finishing only sixth at Eagle Farm last Saturday.

He's A Ladies Man is also entered for Saturday's Seven QTIS Two-Year-Old Handicap (1050m) at Clifford Park with Swaffer booked for the ride.

Currie has rewarded Swaffer with two rides on Saturday's card in return for the 3kg claimer's recent work riding for the stable.

"Braydn has been in Toowoomba for a couple of weeks riding work including some of ours," Currie said.

"He's ridden about 26 winners and he's a real nice kid who seems to be pretty well switched on.

"I'm happy to have him on a couple on Saturday and hopefully I can provide him with a winner."

Zero Limit finished six lengths second to Saturday rival Grab The Loot last time out over 1625m on December 31 while One Stop finished fourth over 1350 metres at Ipswich last Friday.

"Grab The Loot is the one to beat again, but I think both of ours are good chances," Currie said.

"They are both fit and well and Zero Limit should roll forward with no weight and get her chance.

"She got beat a fair way last start but she did strike a bit of trouble behind Grab The Loot and probably should have finished closer.

"One Stop raced well here before going fairly at Ipswich last start and I think the step up to 1600 metres this week will suit her."

Swaffer will also partner former Victorian mare Song Of The Bell for Currie when she resumes at her local debut in the Neil Mansell Group Class 1 Handicap (1000m).

Ain't She Sweet and Angelina will both chase back-to-back Clifford Park wins when they clash in the Trackside Photography Class 4 Handicap (1200m).

Ain't She Sweet was a last-start Class 3 Plate (1200m) winner for Oakey trainer Daryl Peckett while the Mark Webb-trained Angelina scored in Class 3 Plate company over 1050 metres.

Early race favourite is Top Of The Rock ($1.90) who returns to Clifford Park after resuming with an unplaced Doomben effort over 1100 metres for trainer Michael Nolan two weeks ago.
 

Topics:  clifford park, racing




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