Angus a top bet in Stakes
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.