SET to embark on another interstate trip, astute trainer Chris Frisby hopes the campaign will go a lot smoother than his previous trek across the border.
Sending stable star Our Uncle Sam south to compete in Victoria, Frisby was left frustrated when his runner was scratched due to extenuating circumstances,
“I had him down in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago but he missed his race,” Frisby said.
“After being caught in traffic and not getting there in time the stewards scratched him.
“Because he missed that run I was worried he needed a trial before tonight, but went well.”
Frisby’s last statement was in reference to Our Uncle Sam’s effort in Bathurst just moments ago.
With Anthony Frisby holding the reins, Our Uncle Sam overcame his second row draw to capture the Shirley Turnbull Memorial.
The son of Sportswriter rated 1:57.6 over 2795 metres as Pay Me Sam and Fouroeight filled the placings.
“He enjoyed a good trip early and came with a pretty good sprint when out wide on the home turn,” Frisby said.
“I was more than happy with the way he hit the line especially given the fact he’s not fully wound up yet.
“That was only his second run after 10 weeks away from the races, so he will improve from that.”
As for his interstate plans, Frisby has set his sights on Victoria’s rich country cup circuit such as the Ballarat, Bendigo and Shepparton features.
Should Our Uncle Sam perform to expectations Frisby will also nominate the six-year-old for the A G Hunter Cup in February.
Our Uncle Sam finished second in the past two Hunter Cups behind Tiger Tara and King Of Swing.
“I’ll be taking him down for the country cups and then hopefully the Hunter,” Frisby said.
“Maybe it will be third time lucky in the Hunter!”