Crowds expected to flock to Middlemount
IT IS Middlemount Cup day tomorrow and organisers are expecting the recent trend of large attendances for the mining town’s annual race day to continue.
Plenty of action is guaranteed both on and off the track.
It has become the major day on the Middlemount social calendar and each year the club seems to come up with another novel idea to attract locals trackside.
The feature event on the day’s five-race card is the 2011 Middlemount Cup which will be run as an Open Handicap over 1200 metres.
Rockhampton trainer Brian Challacombe has been a wonderful supporter of a number of the smaller clubs in this area and was recently rewarded by taking out the Capricornia Racing Association Trainer’s Premiership.
He finished with 15 winners, four clear of Emerald’s Ross Meek.
Challacombe will saddle up the likely favourite Beau De Lago in tomorrow’s feature event and he looks the one to beat with Dashing Doll and Heza Flashman the obvious dangers.
Punters need to be trackside early to cash in on the best bet of the day as it comes up in the opening event.
Warrior Della Sera looks very hard to beat considering he is a last-start Callaghan Park winner and should get punters off to a good start while other horses with good winning chances in their respective races are Monashee Star, Ray Joan and Flyer Belle.
Race 1. Warrior Della Sera – Bossy Boots – Savvy Donna
Race 2. Monashee Star – Dodge The Thorns – Howatch
Race 3. Ray Joan – Rosie’s Bon Bon – Stansavanna
Race 4. Beau De Lago – Dashing Doll – Heza Flashman
Race 5. Flyer Belle – Magic Pearl – Encosta Sequalo