Morris Looking to Secure Spot in Gold Tiara

18 March 2020

By Amy Rees 

Bathurst’s annual Gold Crown Carnival kicks off tonight with a 10-race program beginning at 6:08pm.

Menangle-based trainer KerryAnn Morris has four engagements during the meeting, with three looking to secure a spot in the Gold Tiara Final and one in the Honouree Stakes Final.

Two-year-old filly Marmitta the first to go around in race four.

Beginning from barrier six, the Western Terror filly will be having her second look at the Bathurst track after racing there two weeks ago.

Although striking trouble on that occasion, connections are confident that Marmitta will put in a better performance tonight.

“She has always given us a good impression,” Morris said.

“She has improved a lot along the way and we are expecting a better run tonight.”

Morris’s next runner of the night will go around in race five, beginning from the advantageous barrier one draw.

Two-year-old filly Rockindownunder will be looking for her second Bathurst victory tonight, after scoring comfortably at her last outing on the track.

“She’s a lovely little filly who tries ever so hard,” Morris said.

“She’s got a nice barrier so hopefully she gets a good trip in the race.”

The leading female trainer’s third runner of the night, Miss Sonic Boom, will begin as one of the race fancies out of barrier two.

This will be the two-year-old filly’s first look at the Bathurst track, but with decent form leading into the event, Morris is hoping she can get the job done.

“She ran well in the Pink Bonnet, just got a bit far back. She has good gate speed, good manners and has drawn well tonight.”

The last representative from the Lucky Lodge stable is four-year-old For All We Know.

The mare will begin from barrier three in race nine - the Colin & Cheryl McDowell Honouree Stakes Heat.

The mare will be looking for her first win for the new stable. After a solid run last start, she looks to be a strong contender.