Hryhorec sticks to his guns

08 October 2018 08:59:07 EST

Trainer Ryan Hryhorec says Forte Courage will continue to race in restricted company ahead of the Australian Drivers' Championship next month.

Forte Courage continued his impressive form at Port Pirie at the weekend and Hryhorec hopes it will stretch the series at Globe Derby which begins on 3rd November.

Hryhorec will represent South Australia in the Championship that sees the nation's best drivers go head-to-head and, for now at least, plans for Forte Courage remain relatively modest.

"At this stage I'll just keep him going in the restricted races and work him towards the Australian Drivers' Championship heats," the trainer said.

"Given they offer penalty-free wins, it is a great option to aim for. After that I will take him to Mildura at some stage to try and pick up his bonus."

During his latest assignment, and with Hryhorec in the sulky, Forte Courage led throughout from barrier two to dispose of Lah Grin and Atomic Blue Chip.

The son of Courage Under Fire now has three wins and three placings from seven starts since arriving at the stable and impressed when covering the mile in 1:57.6.

"He is still only lightly raced and is getting better as he goes and I cannot see any reason why he won't get through the grades," Hryhorec said.

"There is plenty to like about him and he should continue to do a good job."

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