King hopes to reign in five-race pro­gram

Trainer hope­ful ahead of meet

Central and North Burnett Times - - MONTO RACES -

MUL­TI­PLE Monto Cup-win­ning trainer Norma King has nom­i­nated horses in four of the five races in Monto this Satur­day.

“I don’t usu­ally have bad luck up there,” Ms King quipped.

“Usu­ally the track is pretty good, but this time I’m not sure how much rain they have had.”

King hopes to take Hid­den Duck (Race 3), Fis­cal Cliff (Race 4), De­light­some (Race 5), and one of the favourites from her sta­ble, Flight Com­mand, for the first race of the day

“He (Flight Com­mand) only got beaten by half a length last week in Rock­hamp­ton,” she said.

“He has been pretty con­sis­tent.

“Hid­den Duck is having his first run back in quite a while.

“Fis­cal Cliff, we started him on Satur­day (at Tal­wood) but it was too short for him.

“We knew it was short but we had to give him a run.”

King said to have a sec­ond race meet­ing in Monto for the year was only a good thing for horse rac­ing in Queens­land.

“A lot of coun­try horses are rac­ing now, and a lot more ap­pren­tices are com­ing through,” she said.

“Ap­pren­tices have to have some­where to start out.”

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

FLY­ING HIGH: Flight Com­mand is pic­tured well ahead of the pack at a race meet ear­lier in the year.

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