By Glenn Davis
Gold Coast trainer Scott Morrisey is hopeful under-rated gelding Safework can bolster his Magic Millions Guineas chances in the Listed Gold Edition Plate at Doomben on Saturday.
Morrisey has warned form students to disregard the three-year-old’s record of a solitary win from 12 starts when he takes on rising stars Away Game and Isotope in the 1200-metre feature.
Safework had his first start after a two-month break when an eye-catching second to Shooting For Gold in the Winning Rupert Plate at Doomben on December 5.
“He’s been racing in top company all his career and should have won a few more times,” Morrisey said.
“He’s had a lot of hard luck stories and I’m hoping he can win even though he’s against horses like Isotope and Away Game.”
Morrisey isn’t fazed by the prospect of a heavy track despite the son of Spirit Of Boom failing at his only start on a heavy surface.
“His dam line suggest he'll handle it and he’s by Spirit Of Boom so who knows, he could be a swimmer,” Morrisey said.
“He failed at his only run on a heavy track but he was first-up on a bottomless track that day and the races were cancelled a few races later.
“His fitness gave out on him but Jim Byrne was very happy with the run and said the horse wanted to win but his run just finished a bit too soon.”