Young trainer-reinsman Corey Peterson is stranded in Western Australia after being thwarted in his plan to drive across the Nullarbor this week on his way to Sydney to become the private trainer for prominent owner Mick Harvey.
He set off on Monday but was informed that he could not leave the State due to the various State shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, Peterson is not letting the grass grow under his feet, and he has been engaged to drive in seven of the nine events at Friday night’s country meeting in Northam. His best winning prospect should be Allwood Stud Farm’s promising young mare Smooth Rye, who looks ideally placed at barrier No. 2 in the sixth event, the 1780m Elevate Festival Pace.
by Ken Casellas