An early morning chat, right amongst the action!
Today we had a catch up with Antony Fuller, a Tauranga trainer, while Roger That and trackwork rider Sarah got their training in.
Antony has been the quiet achiever in the local training ranks over the last few seasons. He has had a lot of success on the track through the deeds of horses such as John Gray (14 wins), Maximum Height (10 wins), Windy Height (4 wins) and now latest stable favourite Roger That, who has amassed 4 wins in his short 14 race career to date.
Along with wife Sarah, their property at Whakamarama (15 minutes out of Tauranga) provides an ideal setting to educate young horses and give them the ground work needed to be successful on the racetrack. Their horses complete their raceday preparations with fast work at the Tauranga Racecourse, which Antony reckons is a great facility that makes life a lot easier because of less restrictions and the fewer amount of horses training on-site.
The Fuller training setup is very much a hands-on operation with Sarah riding trackwork and loyal owners always willing to lend a helping hand to assist while watching their horses gallop.
Trackwork Report: Roger That
The Antony Fuller trained Roger That excelled in his trackwork this morning on the Number 1 Grass, working solo over 1400 metres, coming home his last 600 in 35.8 seconds which on the slow going was very impressive work. He has certainly trained on the right way since his last start Waipa win and will be very hard to beat this Saturday in Race 1, the Rating 85 2100 at Pukekohe.
His unraced stablemates, a Sun Ruler filly and a Battle Paint filly also worked well and will be ones to follow in the upcoming months.