SPRINTING siblings Brady and Carson Lehmann will head to tomorrow’s Burramine Gift at Yarrawonga hoping to pull off a family double.
Both have tasted success at the JC Lowe Oval at Yarrawonga in the past and both will be among the favourites in their pet 400 metre races.
Brady, 18, will also contest the $8000 Gift over the 120 metres.
But he said the 8.5 metre handicap was not enough to have him competitive over the shorter journey.
“It will be more of a warm-up for the 400 metres later in the day,” he said.
“Carson, 14, is looking for his third win in a row at the 400 metres schoolboys but he has also won the 100 and 200 there in the past
“We’re training six days a week and racing most weekends in Victoria and I won at Cowra this year but there isn’t a better track to run at than Yarrawonga.”
Huon’s Lee Forrest, the winner of the $10,000 Stonnington Gift last month and the Maryborough Gift on New Year’s Day, is the back marker off 3 metres.
Burramine Sporting Club secretary Frances Connell said they had runners travelling from across Victoria, NSW and even South Australia.
“Jordan Tronnolone will catch a plane, train and then bus to Yarrawonga on Friday but he will be in a bit of bother if he’s in the final at 4.47pm,” she said.
“Apparently he has to be back on the return bus at 5.20pm tomorrow — we’ll have to put the sash over his head as he runs past.
“We also have Michael Marantelli running the 1600 metres after running the boundary at Etihad in the AFL match tonight.”
Racing starts at 9.30am with the final of the Gift just before 5pm.