Lovelock hoping for some luck
BALLINA trainer Brenden Lovelock still considers himself the new kid on the block ahead of the TAB meeting at the Ballina Jockey Club this afternoon.
The 27-year-old has held a trainer's licence for a little more than a year and will have three of his four horses run at Ballina today.
"It's a tough game, but the rewards are there," Lovelock said.
"I think I'm still the youngest trainer getting around."
Four-year-old gelding Giddyupjock will run in a Class 2 Handicap (1010m) after winning at Ballina in a Class 2 (1005m) on Boxing Day.
It also finished third in Class 3 at Ballina last Tuesday.
"It was a good win Boxing Day and we were a bit unlucky last week," Lovelock said.
"He got stuck back on the fence and couldn't get a decent go.
"He should have won a couple more races by now, but he's just been a bit unlucky."
Lovelock will also have six-year-old mare Mambo Princess and newly acquired gelding Zealandia in a Class 3 Handicap (1610m).
"Mambo goes well on a wet track and I've been praying for rain," he said.
"It will definitely improve her chances because she loses her way a bit on firm tracks."