Or­man back on track tak­ing the win

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - SPORT -

RAC­ING: The Sun­shine Coast was the source of some bad luck for James Or­man at the start of the year, but he’s been quick to over­come it since.

Or­man frac­tured his T9 ver­te­bra in a nasty fall at Cor­bould Park in Jan­uary but, af­ter two months out, has surged back to nu­mer­ous wins.

He’s claimed four vic­to­ries at the Sun­shine Coast Turf Club since the in­ci­dent and charged home to a fifth on Lordag in the 1400m IGA Sun­shine Coast open hand­i­cap at Cor­bould Park on Sun­day.

Or­man rode three other races on the day, and had set his sights on some ma­jor meets in the com­ing weeks.

He said he would jump in the sad­dle of The Mis­sion for the group one Doomben 10,000 this Satur­day.

He’s never claimed top hon­ours in a group one race, but hoped The Mis­sion could guide him to the ac­co­lade.

“I’ve had a cou­ple of group wins and black tie but not a group one, it’s the pin­na­cle,” he said.

“I’m re­ally ex­cited, it’d be good to get group one win.”

How­ever, he ad­mit­ted there would be plenty of com­pe­ti­tion, in­clud­ing de­fend­ing cham­pion Redzel.

“The horse I’m on is good, so you never know,” he said.

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