An­gus a top bet in Stakes

The Weekend Post - - Sport - JOR­DAN GERRANS

IM­PRES­SIVE in a re­cent bar­rier trial, in-form jockey Stephen Wil­son is op­ti­mistic Lucky An­gus will be a Pal­larenda Stakes win­ner come Sun­day af­ter­noon.

Wil­son, who rode a race-to-race dou­ble at Can­non Park on Tues­day, part­nered the Sa­man­tha Molino-trained geld­ing in his bar­rier trial on the Table­lands last month and be­lieves there is more in the tank for race day.

Fol­low­ing the re­cent rac­ing strike through­out Queens­land, the two $32,500 Pal­larenda Stakes two-year-old races post­poned will be part of the Re­mem­brance Day meet­ing this Sun­day.

Far North train­ers Trevor Rowe, Ricky Lud­wig, Molino, Fred Wieland and Rhonda Inglis will all have chances across the rich colts & geld­ings and fil­lies maidens to­mor­row.

Rowe’s Loud ‘N’ Loose won the 900m trial at Ather­ton in Oc­to­ber, half a length ahead of Lucky An­gus, and Wil­son is keen to see how he goes on de­but.

“He goes re­ally good,” Wil­son (pic­tured) said.

“We gave him an easy trial at Ather­ton and we did not want to bust him.

“He ran sec­ond and he was still on the bri­dle.

“I was look­ing through the form and there was not any­thing with stand­out form so I think he will be one of the main chances.”

With Sun­day rac­ing in Queens­land usu­ally re­served for the Sun­shine Coast, Townsville Turf Club pres­i­dent Mal­colm Petrof­ski is keen to break into more week­end rac­ing.

In the 2017 edi­tion of the races, Flinders Hi­way, for trainer Bill Ken­ning, claimed the Fil­lies race while Hid­den War­rant, trained by Lyle Wright and rid­den by Matthew Ben­nett, won the colts and geld­ings race.

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