RichardLittafterfirstEagleFarmwinner

September19,201912:24pm。

byAAP

TrainerRichardLittwilltrytowinhisfirstBrisbaneracewithex-GodolphinhorseMortonsFork。

WarwickFarmsRichardLitthascomealongwayinashorttimeasatrainerandgetsagoodchancetoachieveanotherfirstatEagleFarm。

LittjoinedtheGroupOnewinnerslistwhenCastelvecchiowontheChampagneStakesduringtheautumnandishopingthecoltcanstepupagainthisspring。

Anewstableacquisition,MortonsFork,willtackleastrongfieldinSaturdays$105,000MakersMarkOpenHandicap(1800m)atEagleFarm。

HewillbeLittsfirstrunnerinBrisbaneandonlyhissecondinQueensland。

TheonlytimeIhavebeentoQueenslandwaswithIlMioDestinowhowonattheGoldCoastabouttwoyearsago,Littsaid。

IlMioDestinolaterhadacampaigninQueenslandwithDavidVandykebutLitthasnotbeenback。

IhavebeenwantingtogetuptoBrisbaneforsometimebutwhenyouareasmallstableitisveryhard,hesaid。

Ifthingsworkoutyoumightbeseeingmoreofusincomingweeks。

MortonsForkwasamorethanhandyhorseforhisoriginalowner,Godolphin,winningsixracesincludingthe2016SandownGuineas。

Thegeldingracedinstakesclassasathree-year-oldinBrisbanein2017buthasnotbeenbacksince。

HewasboughtbyclientsofLittfor$100,000attheGoldCoastSalesinJune。

Heisthetypeofhorsewecanhavesomefunwiththisseason。

MortonsForkwasintheKingstonTownatRandwickonSaturdaybutitlookedtoostrongatthisstageofhiscareer,Littsaid。

TheBrisbaneracelooksfarmoresuitable。

Wegavehimashortbreakafterwegothimandhehashadatrialandastartsoheshouldbegettingthere。

LitthasputblinkersbackonMortonsForkandbookedleadingBrisbanejockeyJimByrne。

HisfirstrunforuswasjustOKsotheblinkersmighthelp,hesaid。

AtthemomentwearelookingatthePortMacquarieCupinthreeweekstimebutatthistimeoftheyearthereareplentyonracesaround。

Litt,whoisfromawell-knownNewZealandracingfamily,originallycametoAustraliaasaneventingcompetitor。

HetookoverhisfatherJimLittsSydneyracingstableaboutthreeyearsagoandhashadasteadystreamofwinnerssince。

NotthatLittdidnthaveplentyofexperiencebeforegoingoutonhisownashehadpreviousstintswithBartCummingsandJohnOShea。