Stan Johnston with Krystle Johnston from Craiglea Horse Stud.
Stan Johnston with Krystle Johnston from Craiglea Horse Stud. Contributed

Craiglea trio to race

TOMORROW at Pioneer Park, the Emerald Jockey Club hosts the annual Marist College raceday which coincides with the rich $30,000 QTIS plate.

Over the Pioneer Park short course 1000-metre sprint, the race has attracted the queen of the QTIS prize racing scheme, Miss Craiglea, Krystle Johnston, daughter of country racing stalwart Stan Johnson, as she saddles up three of the five runners with Craiglea Amity looking to be the stable's leading chance in the event.

The Craiglea trio will give Pioneer Park racecaller Scott Power a few headaches sorting them out in the run.

Rockhampton trainer Victor Vagg saddles up Sayrothy, who is undefeated in his five starts of his career to date under the set weights condition of Saturday's race makes Sayrothy extremely well placed by Victor Vagg.

Under handicap conditions, Sayrothy would have to carry an extremely large weight upwards of 60 kg and looks extremely hard to beat in the showpiece QTIS event.

Rockhampton trainer Fred Smith lines up with his extremely talented filly Security Belle, who has shown enough ability to be capable of bursting the bubble of boom two-year-old Sayrothy and looks the biggest danger to the unbeaten Vagg-trained juvenile.

In the 1100-metre open handicap, Fred Smith has strong claims with his sprinter Just Call Me Louie, who has been racing well in recent times and will appreciate the drop in class in the event.

Glenda Bell looks to have a strong grip on the Class B 1000-metre handicap with her speedy filly Howzat for Luck, who is raced by Pioneer Park racecaller Scotty Power and is coming off a strong second placing at Callaghan Park last start, was only beaten 0.5 of a length only being run down in the last 20 metres and will lead and be very hard to run down for her opposition.

Laurie Clem lines up with his last start Pioneer Park winner Whymegod, who scored stylishly in a maiden handicap on April 30, and has had a freshen up and looks to have each way claims.

Also, Roy Woods saddles up Goodness Gracious, who went down only narrowly in Mackay last start on that effort will be highly competitive.

Save the date for the Clermont races at Pepperina Park on July 16, where the club hosts its first race meeting for 2016.

Selections

Race 1 Spurred up/Southern Albatross/Cool Days

Race 2 Miss Jamaica/Railroad Bill/Mangoback the Cat

Race 3 Just Call Me Louie/Man of Destiny/Powerful Jet

Race 4 Howzat for Luck /Just One Wish/ WhymeGod

Race 5 Sayrothy/Security Belle /Craiglea Amity


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