Great day looms for Monto
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.