The Andrew Dale stable will take 13 horses to the races tomorrow, the most we ever have in a single day. Meets at Wagga, Wodonga and the Deniliquin will all feature ADR runners with at least three horses at each location.
The action starts in race 1 at Wagga with Abyssinia and Colonnade out to break their maiden in what will be the pair’s second and fifth starts for the stable.
Last-start winner Parliament once again looks the best of our chances and will line-up in the 1600m Handicap in race 2 with Blaike McDougall onboard.
Later in the day three-year-old filly Pay the Deeler will make her first career start in the Maiden Handicap.
The final race of the day, a Benchmark 58 Handicap over 1300m, will be contested by Destination Rocks who has placed four times this campaign.
At Wodonga, Farstar rates as a good chance in race 3 a 1100m Benchmark 52 Handicap, with Hocked to follow in the same class the next race, but over 1590m.
Panda’s Mr Nosey resumes in race 5 after a 13-week spell over a distance he has won at before (1200m).
Deal Master will also be one to keep an eye on with the six-year old gelding one of the leading hopes in the last race on the card, a Benchmark 58 Handicap (1400m).
Our first runner at Deniliquin will be Regal Rage who enters race 3 off a seven-day turnaround but more than capable in the 1400m Maiden Plate.
Choreograph is next up at the 1400m distance too and after a couple of mid-field finishes will be keen to improve.
Lastly, the stable’s hopes for a second Country Cup this October rest with Gagosian. A strong second-up record and 1400m being his most successful distance have him primed to do well.
Words: Justin Jenvey
Image: Kelly Manwaring