By Glenn Davis
Deagon trainer Jason Edwards hopes his decision not to use a claiming apprentice on Senrima Tide doesn’t backfire at Ipswich on Friday.
Edwards has only had Senrima Tide for two starts, and is confident the gelding will cope with a big weight on a track currently rated a heavy 10 in the Class 4 Handicap over 1700 metres.
The six-year-old will carry 59kgs and will be ridden by the experienced Michael Cahill.
“I thought a lot about using an apprentice but a few of the owners were keen for Ben Thompson to ride him,” Edwards said.
“Unfortunately, Ben wasn’t available but his manager said Michael was free so we booked him.
“It’s going to be very heavy but I’m confident he’ll handle it.”
Senrima Tide originally hails from Victoria where he won twice in eight starts for Melbourne’s Mick Price before transferring to Murwillumbah trainer Matt Dunn.
After failing to win in eight starts for Dunn, Senrima Tide was offloaded to Chris Meagher who coaxed a further two wins from the son of Ocean Park before he joined Edwards’ stable at Deagon.