WANGARATTA trainer Daniel McCarthy will be looking to add to the stables recent purple patch of form with Blazing Ash at Corowa today.
The stable has notched three winners and three placings from its past 10 runners including The Raven at Wagga last Friday.
Blazing Ash was narrowly beaten first-up on her home track earlier this month and will be looking to make amends in the $22,000 Maiden Hcp, (1200m) with Nick Souquet aboard.
“She was first-up the other day and I thought ran a really brave race,” McCarthy said.
“She led and another runner took her on all-the-way and it ended up running last, while we just got run down over the last 50-metres.
“It was a really brave effort and she has done well since and can only improve from the first-up effort.”
Blazing Ash has had five previous starts for two minor placings and is quoted as the $3.20 equal-favourite in early markets with the Trevor Sutherland trained Jungle Book.
“I took her to Corowa last Thursday and worked her on the track and she worked beautifully,” he said.
“So she should be some sort of chance in the race.
“She is still very green and has a lot to learn but she is improving all the time.
“I just thought it would be beneficial to give her a look at the track and hopefully it pay’s dividends.”
Last-start Wagga winner The Raven would return to Wagga for his next race.
- Receive our daily newsletter straight to your inbox each morning from The Border Mail. Sign up here.