Weaver set for Laytown
Newmarket trainer on her travels once again
Last Updated: September 12, 2012 5:30pm
Laytown takes place on Thursday
Amy Weaver sets off to add another chapter to what has been an eventful season with her first runner at Laytown on Thursday.
The once-a-year meeting on the beach in County Meath draws locals and racing enthusiasts alike, and the young Newmarket trainer believes she might have spotted an opportunity for Buaiteoir in the Neptune Claiming Race.
The gelding has had three starts since joining Weaver and she said: "It's a bit of an adventure. One of the owners is Irish, and the horse had been running in sellers and claimers in the UK.
"It's difficult to find races and he's rated higher on the all-weather than on the turf, and at Laytown horses run on their turf rating.
"I've actually taken him down to the beach at Holkham in Norfolk with some other horses, to get him used to it as well as just for a fun day out."
The talented Gary Carroll has been booked for the ride, and she said: "Gary has ridden a couple of winners for me at Ayr and Ffos Las, and hopefully the horse will run well."
Weaver, who learned her trade in France and America as well as Britain, is clearly developing a passion for racing in unusual settings.
She has sent horses to Denmark and Norway and earlier this summer enjoyed a notable victory Stateside when Deerslayer won a claimer on the Belmont Stakes card.
She said: "We try to do something a bit different if we can and I think it shows you don't have to have a Breeders' Cup horse for the owners to have new experiences overseas."