The Sportsman Weekend

OUTSIDE GATE NOT AN ISSUE FOR JOLLY’S SMART MISS

- ADAM SHERRY

DAVID Jolly sees a wide draw for his promising mare Miss Mucinni as a positive when she heads to Murray Bridge on Saturday.

The lightly-raced four-year-old has come up with the outside gate in the big field over 1000m sprint but this will allow her to find her rhythm according trainer.

“She has drawn the widest gate but I quite like her being out there,” David Jolly said.

“Coming out of the chute at Murray Bridge, it’s only half a turn and if they can get cover, they will be strong late.

“Sometimes the inside barriers are worse because you get held up.

“I’ve had a lot of luck at Murray Bridge over the years with horses drawn out wide in the chute over the 1000m and 1100m.”

The daughter of So You Think scored a smart win on debut back in March before returning from a spell with a third at Gawler on July 25 where she had a few things go against her.

“She copped wet track at Gawler and also got a bit worked up before the race.

“While she ran third, she just laboured a little bit in the ground.

“She’s mare I’ve got a bit of time for but, like some of So You Think’s, she can get a bit hot so we’ll just take it easy with her and teach her about racing before we push the button.”

Recent stable addition She’s A Karaka came from well back to score at Murray Bridge in her first run for Jolly but has come up with barrier 2 in her 1400m event which does have trainer a little worried.

“I was a little dishearten­ed when she came up with barrier 2. I would have preferred she had drawn out a little bit as well,” he said.

“She’s a get back and come wide sort of horse but it is what it is and we’ll just have to take our chances and roll with it.”

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