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    PLANS remain relatively modest with Forte Courage despite his impressive form. Successful at Port Pirie during the weekend, the promising pacer will continue to... Forte shows plenty of courage
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    PLANS remain relatively modest with Forte Courage despite his impressive form.

    Successful at Port Pirie during the weekend, the promising pacer will continue to race in restricted company ahead of next month’s Australian Drivers’ Championship.

    A collection of the nation’s best drivers will contest the series at Globe Derby on November 3, which offers penalty-free racing.

    As such trainer Ryan Hryhorec – who will represent South Australia in the Championship – hopes Forte Courage can take advantage of the heats.

    “At this stage I’ll just keep him going in the restricted races and work him towards the Australian Drivers’ Championship heats,” Hryhorec said.

    “Given they offer penalty-free wins it is a great option to aim for.

    “After that I will take him to Mildura at some stage to try and pick up his bonus.”

    With Hryhorec holding the reins during his latest win, Forte Courage led throughout from barrier two to account for Lah Grin and Atomic Blue Chip.

    Covering the mile in 1:57.6 the son of Courage Under Fire boasts three wins and three placings from seven starts since arriving at Hryhorec’s stable.

    “He’s still only lightly-raced and is getting better as he goes and I can’t see any reason why he won’t get through the grades,” Hryhorec said.

    “There is plenty to like about him and he should continue to do a good job.”

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