By Glenn Davis
Toowoomba trainer Steve Kirkwood thinks he’s due for a winner and will have two throws at the stumps to break the drought at Warwick on Tuesday.
Kirkwood believes the barrier draw is his biggest obstacle in claiming his first win since November last year when he saddles up Elka Eleven in the Maiden Handicap over 1100 metres and Misslleers in the Class 3 Handicap over the same trip.
Misslleers was Kirkwood’s last winner when the four-year-old won an 1100-metre Class 1 at the Gold Coast on November 20.
Since then, the daughter of Smart Missile has started only twice; just missing a place over 1200 metres at Toowoomba on December 5 and a last start third to the Mark Currie-trained Ready Babe in a 1200-metre Class 3 at Toowoomba on January 30.
“She had a lot of trouble with her feet before I took over her training but she’s fine now,” Kirkwood said.
“Her last effort was very good but it was a tough race against Ready Babe who was in two races that night but they decided to run against us.
“Beach Club ran second to Ready Babe and he’s come out to frank the form by winning at Toowoomba on Saturday night.
“I think Misslleers should be very competitive again as will Elka Elven but we never got any favours in the barrier draw."