Counties on Sunday will see the talented Swiss Ace pair of Von Trapp (ex Musically) and Silent Truth (ex Camouflaged) step out in the Racingthoughts Dot Blog 1200.
Both horses are trained at Pukekohe by Richard Collett (Von Trapp) and Nigel Tiley (Silent Truth) and have shown well above average ability in their limited starts to date.
Von Trapp has been off the scene since being relegated at Te Rapa in August last year, but has trialled well when running second in an open heat at Matamata recently and should be forward to resume. Von Trapp was an impressive winner on debut after winning three trials impressively and would only have to show a glimpse of this form to be very competitive come Sunday.
Among the opposition for Von Trapp at Pukekohe will be the impressive mare Silent Truth who scored a convincing win on debut at Avondale recently. Trained by Nigel Tiley, Silent Truth has been given plenty of time to mature and the patience was rewarded when the 4YO mare pounced late after being held up to score nicely in a smart time of 1:10.91 for the 1200m.