They believe the new set-up is similar to being at Menangle, not needing to worry about travelling horses far for work and races, as well as the track being well looked after and always ready.
“Jason is my best mate from back home and first of all it was good to send my mare’s up to him here in Brisbane before I came up,” Trainor said.
“It is like being back at home working together now in Brisbane.
“We both started out sharing the barn to start with and obviously as we have got bigger and bigger, we have branched apart a little bit, but being here in Brisbane together, it is like the old days.”
Grimson encouraged other southern barn’s to use the facility if the chance arises.
The Grimson stable had three runners across the program on The Rising Sun night last week and now head to the Sunshine Sprint with I Cast No Shadow and Majestic Cruiser.
The pair both finished more than six metres behind the winner – Triple Eight – in the Group 3 Mr Feelgood last week but Grimson is optimistic they will be in the finish this time around.
I Cast No Shadow has drawn one this week.
“He was really good last week, he did a lot of work being three wide the first lap and they ran a fast time,” the trainer said.
“He stuck on well, which is good.
“He has drawn the one this week so we have never really used him out of the gate but I think he will have natural gate speed.
“It is really hard to win a race up here at the moment, with such good horses and trainers, but hopefully we can snare one.”
Despite Boncel Benjamin winning the Inter Dominion late last year, even back then Grimson thought Majestic Cruiser was the best pacer in his barn.
And, he will head to the Blacks A Fake next week following the Sunshine Sprint.
“He was good last week and is building towards a win,” Grimson said of Majestic Cruiser.
“He probably just hit the front early, he has never hit the front on the corner like that before.
“I think he will get back in the field and run on home this week, he is a good chaser.
“That is probably his main asset, he chasers, which should suit him.”
The Group 1 Sunshine Sprint has received a $50,000 increase in stakes this year, to be run for $150,000.
The TAB has I Cast No Shadow rated as a $4 chance in Saturday’s Group 1 with Majestic Cruiser at $26 as of Thursday morning.
By Jordan Gerrans