Great day looms for Monto

Central and North Burnett Times - - MONTO RACES -

THERE will be no wa­ter trucks needed at the Monto race meet­ing this Satur­day.

Be­fore some meet­ings the race or­gan­is­ers get wa­ter trucks to dampen down the course a day be­fore the meet­ing, just to set­tle down the dust.

But ac­cord­ing to Monto Race Club sec­re­tary Kerri Wil­liams there is a “bit of give” in the track af­ter about an inch and a half of rain last week.

“The track is in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion,” Ms Wil­liams said.

“With the rain it has greened up.”

The track is clas­si­fied as dead at the mo­ment.

But that clas­si­fi­ca­tion is ex­pected to go to good on Satur­day when the bar­ri­ers open.

“There is no doubt that there is a lit­tle bit of give in the track,” she said.

This week­end, pun­ters will also be able to see the race from start to fin­ish fol­low­ing the grass in­side the track be­ing re­cently slashed.

“It looks like a lawn,” MsWil­liams said.

The or­gan­is­ers were “very happy” with the 45 nom­i­na­tions for the five-race meet­ing.

“Nom­i­na­tions have been ex­cel­lent, con­sid­er­ing there are race meet­ings at Yep­poon, Dalby, Roma and Gat­ton.

“We have train­ers com­ing from Rock­hamp­ton, Bundy, Gat­ton, Nanango and Wondai. They are trav­el­ling past some races to sup­port ours.”

Ev­ery­thing is look­ing good for a great race day.

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