Trainer Melissa Harrison will hobble to Kembla Grange on crutches hoping one of her favourites, Everly Girl, break her runs of out in the Supply class 1 and maiden Plate today.
Harrison was kicked by a horse, breaking her leg, since Everly Girl charged home for third over 2100m at Gosford last start and will look for a win to lift her spirits.
“It is one of those things that happens, I got kick in the knee by a horse in a paddock when I was feeding it. It could have been worse, it could have got me in the head,” Harrison said.
“The thing is we train on our farm on an upside hill gallop and I usually ride them but I can’t at the moment. But we have a replacement.
“Luckily my son’s girlfriend Jess Del Frary, who rides work for Gwenda Markwell, lives with us and she has been able to come home and work the horses for us.
“The way Everly Girl went last time you would think the 2400m would suit her and Jess has liked her work in the last week.”
Everly Girl has been to races on 19 starts but she attacked the line at a couple of weeks missing out in photos.
“She is one of those horses that just needed to get over a distance to show her best and I would really like to see her get a win,” Harrison said.
“A couple of more strides at Gosford and she would have won last time. She is going to get back and hopefully be too strong for them at the end.
“I won’t be doing too much jumping up and down at the moment but it would be very satisfying to see her win.”