FOXBRIDGE AGAIN IN MIND FOR SOUTHERN ICON9 Jul 2019

Matamata trainer Alan Tait may give Southern Icon another crack at the Gr.2 U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa next month.

Southern Icon finished eighth in the feature sprint in 2016 and returned 12 months later to run a creditable fourth behind Underthemoonlight.

The seven-year-old son of Big Brown was off the scene when the race was run last year, but Tait is hoping a lead-up run at Te Rapa either later this month or early August will have him ready for another attack on the event.

“We’ll just see how he goes next start,” Tait said. “He’s well and it’s just the wet tracks that have kept me from racing him since he won.”

Southern Icon recorded the 10th win of his career when scoring over 1400m at Hastings on April 27 as a late entry for the race.

“After Hastings, he was to run at Ellerslie over the long weekend, but it rained so I scratched him,” Tait said. “He’s not a heavy tracker.”