Von Krumm heading to Mr Tiz Trophy

Cambridge trainer Chris McNab has his sights firmly set on the $70,000 Gr. 2 Mr Tiz Trophy at Ellerslie in a fortnight after Von Krumm’s win at Matamata yesterday.

“He’s a good horse, this one,” said McNab after watching Vinnie Colgan win yesterday’s Rich Hill Stud 1200 on the Australian-bred son of Snitzel.

“He can go to Ellerslie for the Mr Tiz Trophy now. He’s earned it.”

Von Krumm tracked the pacemaking Simbaah and overhauled him in the run home to score by three-quarters of a length, while Rough Copy, ridden by McNab’s son, Michael, ran on late for third.

Von Krumm has now won twice from six starts and been placed on each of the other occasions.

“The form around him has been good right through,” said McNab. “He was second to Recite in his first start (at Trentham in December 2012) and was second then third to Harvest earlier this season and Harvest has gone on to be a stakeswinner.”

Von Krumm broke through for his first win at Te Rapa on December 21, scoring by two and a half lengths, and completed a double with yesterday’s win.

He impressed Colgan, who had learned about the horse from the suspended Opie Bosson, his winning rider at Te Rapa.

“Opie filled me in on him and he said he was a good horse,” said Colgan. “He didn’t have it easy today and Simbaah is a pretty good horse, too. He kicked really well and should go on with it.”