Maitland driver Dan Morgan chasing Menangle success

OPTIMISTIC: Young Maitland reinsman Dan Morgan.

OPTIMISTIC: Young Maitland reinsman Dan Morgan.

MAITLAND driver Dan Morgan will be out to make the most of inside draws with Hunter hopes at Menangle on Saturday night.

Morgan will drive Never Know Ozzie from gate three in race three for his father, Paul, and Miss Ciriello from one in the Seymour Evolution Series Final for Elrington trainer Margot Lennox.

Despite the draws, Morgan believed he would need luck to add to his three career wins at Menangle. Never Know Ozzie has placed three times from his past four starts, all at Menangle.

“He’s sort of knocking on the door,” Morgan said. “In his previous couple of runs he’d been drawing wide so the good draw brings him into it. He hasn’t got great gate speed, though, so he’ll need luck in running.” 

“[Miss Ciriello] ran second at Maitland last week and her run was really good. She did a lot of work off the gate and she was very strong at the end. She’s going to get a good suck along the pegs. She’ll need luck but she’s a definite place chance.”

Michael Formosa’s Frame Drive is also in the Seymour Evolution Series Final.