Pad­man needs speed to aid Debt Col­lec­tor

Mercury (Hobart) - - SPORT -

MUR­RAY Bridge trainer Stu­art Pad­man is hop­ing for gen­uine speed when Debt Col­lec­tor tack­les to­day’s $100,000 Happy Trails Se­ries Fi­nal (1400m) at Morphettville.

The above-aver­age fouryear-old has won two of four starts this time in work and Pad­man said he was hop­ing the pace will be on in to­day’s fea­ture.

“I’d love it to be a non-leader bias Morphettville where he could sit back, come wide and we could re­ally see what the horse is ca­pa­ble of,’’ Pad­man said.

“We haven’t been able to do that (all prepa­ra­tion), he’s had to be clut­tered up and wait­ing for luck.

“He’s a re­ally brave and de­ter­mined lit­tle horses. He’s not a big horse but he has a lovely stride, a lovely ac­tion and a good at­ti­tude to rac­ing.”

Pad­man said Debt Col­lec­tor had come through his last­start Morphettville win — one of five for in-form rider Raquel Clark — in per­fect or­der and Lad­brokes have in­stalled him a $2.60 favourite.

Raquel Clark again takes the ride hav­ing joined Jamie Kah in the lead on 42 wins on the SA Rider’s Pre­mier­ship.

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