Layt Ponders Move To Canberra

 It’s on the cards that long time Queanbeyan trainer Neville Layt will move stables from Queanbeyan to Canberra.

Layt says he’ll make a final decision around November.

“The people who have brought my Queanbeyan stable are going away for a couple of months and I am just going to keep an eye on the place and continue training out of here until they get back and then I will decide what I am going to do,” Layt says.

“Canberra has many attractions and certainly the facilities over there are a lot better than they are here, I can assure you.

“I have to speak to the Club to see what is available; I’d love to be there tomorrow, but it isn’t going to happen that quickly.  

“I know that I am quite welcome over there. 

"I was based at Canberra for twenty years as a jockey, and the only reason I came to Queanbeyan was that there were no stables available at the time in Canberra, so I brought a block here.”

Layt says he’ll have no more than 10 horses in work from here on in.

“I’ve cut right back. I’ve got five in work at the moment and they’re all going good.

“Unusually, I don’t have a yearling coming through this year. I had a year off buying horses and we’ll start again at Christmas time.”

Layt says he has high hopes for his Domesday filly No When To Hold Em who impressed taking out a 2YO set weights race first-up at Canberra on Friday.

“We might see her in a Highway Handicap in the couple of weeks, now that she’s a 3yo.

“It was a super win. As the jockey said, she won on raw ability.

“She’ll get into an 1100m or something Highway and she’ll get no weight and is a chance of winning a race like that.”