TRAINER Robbie Griffiths is eyeing off 2022 as the start of a resurgence for his stable, reports racing.com
A month into a new partnership with rising trainer Mathew De Kock, Griffiths says the stable is ready to target the 2021 sales with a return of hitting heights in 2022.
Griffiths said his stable had suffered a setback after he required brain surgery in 2019, but the addition of De Kock had already breathed new life into the operation.
“I’m loving it. Mat is a breath of fresh air to work with,” Griffiths said.
“He’s a highly intelligent young man that has travelled the world with his trailblazing father. He has a wealth of experience and that global and international experience he has is refreshing to work with.
“It’s been refreshing to me, I’m loving it and looking forward to the future together.”
The partnership has already tasted early success with six winners from just over a month together.
Griffiths, who was active at the recent breeze up sales in New Zealand, said it was the building block for what could be a busy 2021 sales period.
“We have only just started to rebuild the stable because with my illness, naturally it took a big dint,” he said.
“We haven’t had a lot of runners and you haven’t seen as much in the metropolitan (area). But we are starting to build the team back up.
“Our number have been down, but we are getting back to the sales and the yearling sales will come back from the new year. We’ve bought a couple at the breeze ups in New Zealand.
“Realistically, we think 2021 and more so 2022 (is when you will see the stable return bigger).”