RED-HOT Wodonga hoop Nick Souquet looks a strong chance to extend his winning streak at today’s seven-race card at Albury.
Souquet has six rides and four of his mounts will battle it out for race favouritism.
The reigning Southern District premiership-winning jockey, who has started the season in dynamic fashion, booted home a treble at Wagga last Saturday.
He also rode a treble at Gundagai last month.
Last-start winners Skalatoson and Reapers Reward should start favourite in their races while Atlanta Rock and Ortayga will also be strongly fancied.
“It looks a good strong book of rides and, hopefully, I can do something with them,” Souquet said.
The Peter Rintoul-trained Skalatosun will make the trek from Tatura again after scoring at Albury’s last meeting on September 24.
Souquet, who will partner the eight-year-old gelding for the first time, has drawn ideally in barrier two.
“He won pretty well last start but the query is he rises five kilograms in the weights,” he said.
“But he probably deserves the weight and has the draw to box-seat in the race.”
Souquet is expecting the Cheryl McNamara-trained Atlanta Rock to strip a lot fitter after just being collared on the post when resuming at Albury last month.
Atlanta Rock has been a source of frustration for McNamara, finishing second in five of his seven starts for the stable and will be looking to shed his bridesmaid tag.
“He just got nailed carrying 59 kilograms when first-up,” he said.
“He will strip a lot fitter for the run and he drops to 56½-kilograms.
“I’ve ridden a few of these types, and once they win a race they keep on going.
“He is a genuine horse — he just keeps meeting one better on the day.”
Souquet nominated Ortayga in the $15,000 Benchmark 70 (1175 metres) as his best chance on the program.
“He has got his fair share of weight but drops significantly in grade,” he said.
“He has drawn well and it’s a lot easier carrying weight over the shorter distances.”