THREE-year-old filly A Little Alert will be out to bowl over her rivals and record a hat-trick of wins at Albury tomorrow.
Trained by Brad Witt at Wagga, the daughter of Alert, steps out in the Coca Cola Class 3 Handicap (1000 metres).
A Little Alert was bought by Ray Burt and raced by Burt and the Ganmain Cricket Club, which leases 75 per cent of the filly.
“The boys from the cricket club are a real good bunch of blokes, keen as mustard,” Witt said.
“I’ve never seen anything like it.
“They organise buses to the races and just love their racing.”
A Little Alert is coming off the back of a winning double at Tumut on December 26 and January 12.
“Her last two wins have been strong,” Witt said.
“She’s done terrific this week, only had a saddle on her twice and swum the rest of the time.
“She’s as tough as teak, eats up, does her work and backs up for more.
“And she’s a midget, only 14 hands but she’s got a massive heart.”
A Little Alert, who has drawn the inside gate at Albury, has a ton of early pace but was ridden off pace at Tumut last start.
The filly responded by hauling in her rivals over 1000 metres to win by 1.8 lengths.
“There was plenty of speed in the race and I told Joel (Maconachie) there was no point busting her in a speed battle,” Witt said.
“She’s so tractable.
“She’s got plenty of early toe or she can come back.
“I actually think she’s a better filly coming off the early speed.
“But we’ll see how things pan out tomorrow.
“She shouldn’t have to do too much early from the barrier.
“She’s the sort of filly that can make her own luck.
“She’s 110 per cent going into Albury.”
Witt will also saddle up Legginit in the Eliza Thompson Trophy (1175 metres) and consistent Pointing To Gold in the Stuart Gordon Landscaping Class 2 Handicap (1400 metres).
Legginit was an excellent first-up third, after a 484-day break, behind Tumbulgum over 1000 metres at Wagga on January 8.
“It was super run,” Witt said of the five-time winner from 23 starts.
“He’s trained on really good.”