Barron stable may post 40th win of season at Forbury Park tonight

Tony Barron.
Tony Barron.
Ken and Tony Barron's training partnership could be in for its 40th win of the season at Forbury Park tonight.

The Southland-born brothers joined forces at the start this term and they have not wasted any time in making their new venture a success.

Tony Barron expects the West Melton-based stable to hit even bigger numbers next season.

''If we have any sort of luck next year, we have got a couple that are well down in the grades that are pretty good horses.

''That is not allowing for a lot of rising 3yr-old that will win a maiden pretty easy, then we will see how they go from there.''

Tonight, the brothers will line up four horses at Forbury Park all capable of winning a maiden race without too much trouble.

For The Corz starts in race 2 on the back of a second on debut at Rangiora. She trips south to avoid clashing with fellow Barron-trained 3yr-olds Covered N Diamonds and Hot Off The Press.

''She is a nice filly and good enough to win a maiden at Addington,'' Barron said.

Driver Blair Orange may be forced to drive For The Corz aggressively from her draw on the outside of the front line, but Barron thinks the filly will handle that.

'I think so. She has got high speed, so she is better with a sit, though.''

Den's Legacy brings a chequered formline to race 3, but his trainer puts that down to luck rather than a lack of ability.

''He has had absolutely no luck. That is why we are bringing him down to try and get some.''

In his last start behind the standing-start tape at Ashburton earlier this month, the 3yr-old tipped Orange out of the cart.

Barron attributed that to freakish bad luck and expects his charge tonight to show that he is a reliable beginner.

''At Ashburton he actually began too well and flicked Blair out.''

''We would like to think he would be getting out and getting handy and at least running in the top three. He won't get a better chance.''

Better B Ready is in a similar position to Den's Legacy in race 6.

His formline of one start for an eighth placing may not be enticing for punters, but that run can be overlooked, Barron says.

''It was a strong field at Ashburton There were two All Stars [Mark Purdon-trained runners] in there and she drew out and did a bit of work.''

Bettor B Ready, who takes on his stablemate, Last Party, in race 6 can quickly turn his for around tonight, Barron says.

''He seems very bright and he is pretty well placed in that field.''

Barron expects Last Party, like many of Bettor's Delight's stock, to keep improving with racing, but still rates her a decent place chance with Dexter Dunn aboard.

''If she gets a cosy enough run she could be in the first four, too.''

As well as Covered N Diamonds and Hot Off The Press, Ken and Tony Barron line up Amazon Lily, Cullen Who and Compliant at Addington tomorrow night.

The trainers will also have Russian Express and Runaway Three at Oamaru on Sunday.

-By Jonny Turner

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