Horse racing: Port Macquarie trainer Marc Quinn to race Imposition on Sunday

Off and running: Marc Quinn will give three-year-old mare Imposition her first run on Sunday. Photo: Ivan Sajko
Off and running: Marc Quinn will give three-year-old mare Imposition her first run on Sunday. Photo: Ivan Sajko

MARC Quinn would be forgiven for not wanting this year’s racing season to finish.

The Port Macquarie trainer has had success after success with three-year-old gelding Cogliere who won the Country Championship final earlier in the year.

Then there is apprentice jockey Andrew Adkins who is currently still on track to win the apprentice jockey’s title for the second-straight year.

So what else is there for Quinn to do in 2017?

He will aim for his first success with three-year-old black filly Imposition at Sunday’s TAB race meeting in Port Macquarie.

“Things have been going really well and we’ve had a pretty good season this year,” Quinn said.

“If we can win a race for (owner) Steve Wilde we’ll be really happy because it could lead to repeat business.

Imposition has been a part of the Quinn stable for the last month and a half after finding the going tough in metropolitan races.

He hopes a change of location will bring her success.

“I got her recommended from Gary Fraser at Hawkesbury,” Quinn said.

“He trains for the owner Steve Wilde and wanted to know if they could place a filly up this way.

“It is more suitable for them to hopefully win a race up here and then go to stud at the start of the season. That’s why she’s here.”

She was originally trained at Warwick Farm, but has recently done most of her racing on the southern New South Wales circuit.

A fourth-place finish on December 31 at Bath last year was her last appearance.

Before that she finished second at Nowra on a heavy track.

That alone could give Quinn cause for optimism with more than 40 millimetres of rain expected to fall on Friday and Saturday.

“She did most of her racing on the Bathurst, Nowra and Goulburn circuits,” Quinn said.

“She wasn’t quite up to city class so she’s up here trying to win races basically.”

The three-year-old will take her place in the 1200-metre maiden on Sunday – a distance Quinn said was best suited to her.

“She has been placed over 1200 at Nowra and that seems to be about her best distance,” he said.

“She’s had a trial earlier in the week and she ran well.

“About 1200 is as far as she will get so if she can win a race for the owners she’ll be commercial as a brood mare.”

Quinn admitted the decision to send her to stud could be made at the completion of the race on Sunday.

“If she happens to win we might even retire her on the spot because she won’t have to do anything ever again; she will have won a race,” he said.

“We’ll play it by ear.

The seven-race program starts at 12.30pm on Sunday at Port Macquarie Race Club.


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