Kerry Parker admits he is ‘more hoping than expecting’ My Surfer Girl to be fighting out the finish when she makes her return to racing at Kembla Grange on Tuesday after more than 300 days.
The Kembla trainer gave his daughter of Myboycharlie an extended break after a promising debut campaign last winter where she broke her maiden at her home track. The mare will return to the scene of the victory when she runs first-up in the Tatama Pty Ltd Class 1 Handicap (1200m).
“She’s comeback pretty good,” Parker said.
“She is a genuine little racehorse that tries really hard but if anything she still could still be little bit big.
“I am more hoping than expecting but if she gets a nice run in transit, well then hopefully she is fighting it out.
“If she has to do a little bit of work in the running I will be a bit forgiving because she is probably underdone.”
Jay Ford will ride My Surfer Girl on Tuesday. She is an $8 TAB fixed odds hope.
Ford and Parker have combined three times in the past 10 days for victories at Randwick, Canterbury and Nowra.
The biggest win of the trio came when Heavenly Anna took out the #Theraces Handicap (1400m) in Saturday metropolitan grade at Randwick.
Parker will now look to get some black type with Heavenly Anna at her next start.
“Her rating has probably pushed up now where I have to go to the [Group 3] Dark Jewel at Scone or she is going to get too much weight in those sort of benchmark races,” Parker said.