The frustrated connections of Heroic Valour are praying for fine weather on the opening day of the next month’s Auckland Cup carnival.
The four-year-old has already missed Group One opportunities this year in both the Railway (1200m) and the BCD Group Sprint (1400m), with wet tracks forcing his late scratching on both occasions.
In between times, he finished strongly at Trentham to run fifth in the Gr.1 Telegraph (1200m).
“He’ll trial at Taupo tomorrow and then run in the Darley Plate at Ellerslie,” co-trainer Jamie Richards said. “He’s going well and not far off winning another good one if he gets a decent track.”