Robbie Griffiths would like a dollar for every time he’s been asked about the naming of his promising galloper Who Stole My Sock.
“As it turns out it’s quite simple really. He’s got three white feet and one of the owners wanted to name him that, so there you go – there’s nothing sinister involved,” he told racingnetwork this morning.
By New Zealand-based sire Howbaddouwantit, Who Stole My Sock is a progressive horse according to the in-form Griffiths.
“He’s won his past two now and he goes to another level tomorrow night at Cranbourne, but he has to step up and this is probably the right time because he’s in-form and got his confidence up,” Griffiths said.
Who Stole My Sock is engaged in the Benchmark 72 at Cranbourne tomorrow night over 1200 metres.
He has already won twice in January at Sale and Cranbourne and tomorrow night Matthew Allen, who has won his past two starts on the horse, will ride the four-year-old gelding from barrier four.
Griffiths also has a large team engaged at Flemington on Saturday, including the in-form and promising three-year-old filly Nadeem Lass in the $80,000 Domain Handicap (1400m).
“I don’t know if she can beat Mike Moroney’s mare (Crimson Lady) who was only beaten two and a half lengths in a Group 1, but she will run well and either way she’s a very promising filly with a really good future,” he said.