ALBURY Racing Club has attracted good-sized fields for its eight-race TAB twilight meeting tomorrow.
The main race is the $15,000 Class 3 Handicap (1000m), which has a competitive field of 11 runners.
Albury trainers Brett Cavanough and Kevin Hanley have a strong hand with Hadron and Magic Shag.
Magic Shag was an impressive last-start winner at Albury’s most recent meeting on January 19, defeating Ice Cold Crownie and Hadron.
Hadron was the hard-luck story of the race after suffering plenty of interference in the run.
Despite still running last at the 400-metre mark, Hadron produced the run of the race to be eventually beaten by less than a length.
The club is promoting the meeting as “Fluoro Friday” with free admission for patrons who wear Hi-Vis or something bright.
The first race starts at 2.18pm with the final race set for 6.50pm.
A DJ will also be on hand to entertain patrons between races.
- ALBURY Harness Racing Club will hold a seven-race card at the Albury Paceway on Saturday night.
The TAB meeting starts at 6.59pm with the final races set down for 9.59pm.
The $3000 R2 To R4 (2170m) is the main race and looks a lottery for punters.
The Ken Gregory-trained Cloudy Beach looks set to vie for favouritism after being disqualified in bizarre circumstances at Wagga last start.
Cloudy Beach was piloted to an all-the-way victory by Royce Gregory-Jack at Wagga before being denied victory in the stewards’ room.
Stewards ruled Cloudy Beach had gained an unfair advantage after Gregory-Jack pushed up too far from his second row draw as the mobile released the runners.
Cloudy Beach was subsequently disqualified with Gregory-Jack fuming to have the race taken off him.
The seven-year-old gelding had won his previous two starts at Albury and looks the testing material again on Saturday night.
- WODONGA trainer Brian Cox will head to Caulfield on Saturday with his consistent mare Minnie Downs.
Minnie Downs is coming off a career best performance when narrowly beaten at Flemington last-start.
Still second-last approaching the 400-metre mark, Minnie Downs sprouted wings over the final stages to be denied her first city success.
Champion hoop Glen Boss will once again partner the four-year-old mare.
Boss will need his fair share of luck after Minnie Downs drew barrier 14 in the 16-horse field.