David Burnett is hoping to finally crack a Warrnambool Cup victory tonight after Jack Benjamin uncharacteristically missed the start in 1997.
History has somewhat repeated itself with Burnett heading into the 2020 Warrnambool Cup with the odds-on favourite Simon Told Helen who will exit box one.
Trained in Little River by David Burnett, Simon Told Helen returned to the track last week after a freshen up running second to fastest qualifier Zambora Smokey.
A winner of 12 races from 20 career starts, which included victories in the Group 3 Great Chase and Group 1 Perth Cup, Simon Told Helen has earnt more than $420,000 in prize money.
“Take nothing away from Zambora Smokey, he is a great dog and we just got bogged down because of the weather conditions and I feel he will be better off this week on a better track,” trainer David Burnett said.
Simon Told Helen has drawn box one in the Warrnambool Cup.
“It’s all up to him and whether he can jump and get that bit of a break on him that he didn’t get last week.”
Burnett admits that in order to win the 2020 Warrnambool Cup, Simon Told Helen will have to find the four or so lengths in his second split which should be an easier task with race fitness and better weather conditions.
The Group 2 TAB Warrnambool Cup is closed to the public due to Covid-19 but you can catch all of the action live and free on the Watchdog Mobile Form Guide App.
The Warrnambool Cup is race six on tonight’s card and will jump at 8.37pm.
FULL INTERVIEW: Trainer David Burnett on Simon Told Helen (1).
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