Weir positive over Black Heart Bart

06 December 2017 02:19:37 GMTPlus11

Trainer Darren Weir says Black Heart Bart is back on track and over his injury ahead of this weekend's Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot.

Black Heart Bart spent much of the spring battling a foot issue, but working in deep sand appears to have done the trick.

The horse is a very sound, tough horse but he was just having a bit of feet issues and we just were having of trouble keeping them right.

Darren Weir

Black Heart Bart showed signs of getting back to his best with a half a head second to Great Shot in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in Perth last Saturday week, carrying top weight of 59kg.

Weir was delighted with that run and believes he can go even better in the last Group 1 of the season on Saturday.

"I think the horse is going great," Weir revealed. "The horse is a very sound, tough horse but he was just having a bit of feet issues and we just were having of trouble keeping them right.

"It was just concussion, really. We just weren't able to get him into that heavier sand where there's absolutely no concussion on their feet, really.

"After his last run in the spring he went straight up to Maldon and had five or six weeks up there in the deep sand and he just got sounder and sounder each week. By the time he came over here (WA) he we was trotting out fantastic.

"So I think he's back going pretty good again."

Black Heart Bart isĀ 3.25 to win the Kingston Town Classic, while It's Somewhat is priced at 5.50.

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