Louise Dean lives behind the grandstand at Kembla Grange, so it isn’t far for Myprayer to go for the Mount Murray three-year-old Maiden Plate on Saturday.
Dean hasn’t had a winner in three years but in that time she gave training away before being drawn back.
Myprayer, a son of Keep The Faith, is the latest horse to come through the yard and made a promising start to his career two weeks ago when third in a Kembla maiden to High Dive.
It was a surprise to Dean, who didn’t expect him to be even racing as an early three-year-old.
“He is a bit of a string bean and is still growing,” Dean said. “We told the owners that he would probably race next year and he would be more of a miler, but he has done everything right to get to the races.
“We went to the races a couple of weeks ago and we were just hoping to see him running on and he got home really well over 1200m.
“This race is no harder and the extra trip is going to suit him, it would be good if he can run another good race.
“Whatever, he will be going for spell because he is a tall horse but he needs to put some bulk on. He is still growing and it is very hard for an immature horse like him to keep working and growing.
“We actually think he is a nice horse and I think in time he is going to make it.”