Bryan Smart's high hopes for Mythmaker on AW Finals day
Last Updated: 30/03/17 3:02pm
Bryan Smart is aiming Mythmaker at the All-Weather Sprint Final at Lingfield on Good Friday.
Beaten a whisker by Lancelot Du Lac in the Listed Cleves Stakes last time out, he certainly reserves his best for the track.
Rated 5lb higher on the all-weather than turf, Smart is still a little in the dark over whether he will get a run or not having not won a qualifier.
Smart said: "He appears to love Lingfield. Whether it's because when he runs there we take him overnight or what, I just don't know, but his form there is very, very good.
"He just got touched off last time by Lancelot Du Lac and he's nearly favourite for the Sprint final. I actually thought it was a dead-heat - it would have been in the days when I was riding before we'd heard of pixels!
"I think we've got to aim our lad at that, he should get in, even though he hasn't won a qualifier.
"He's a super little horse, home-bred by Crossfields, and I also trained the dam (Mythicism) for them.
"He's a half-brother to Tis Marvellous, so she's been a very good mare and I've got his half-sister at home ready for later in the year.
"We've tried him over seven and he didn't get home and he just finds five a bit sharp, maybe at somewhere like Beverley he might get away with five."