Meek magic on the cards at meet
WITH the Rockhampton and Mackay Cup carnivals over for another year and a number of horses heading to the spelling paddock, relatively small fields are the order of the day at tomorrow’s five-race card of action at Pioneer Park Emerald.
Local trainer Ross Meek will be looking to increase his lead in the $5000 Case IH Pioneer Park Trainer’s Premiership and his stable runners should play a strong part in at least three events on the day.
Meek is four points clear of William Melvin and Neil Boyle and his best winning chance appears to be Larry’s Song in the 1200m Open Handicap. His recent form has been very consistent and he has a sound record over this track and distance.
His next best winning chance is Too Cluie who ticks all the boxes in the 1000m Class 4 Handicap. She has recorded three wins from her past four starts. Two of these have been at Pioneer Park over the same distance as tomorrow’s event so she could get the Meek stable off to a good start in the opening event.
Melvin has no runners engaged at tomorrow’s meeting and Boyle will be relying on Senorina and Classy Franky to add to his points tally. Senorina will have her work cut out to match it with Too Cluie but Classy Franky is likely to start favourite in the 1200m Class 4 Handicap.
He has had two Pioneer Park starts for two wins and looks the one to beat.
In the other races, horses with strong winning chances are Pegunny Chief and Pipeliner.
Gates open at 11am and the first local race is set to go at 1.30pm.
Race 1. Too Cluie- Senorina- Origin Brave
Race 2. Pegunny Chief- Turf Tsar – Kuda Rock
Race 3. Classy Franky – Fine Finish –Monashee Star
Race 4. Larry’s Song – Gudunov – Albert’s Image
Race 5. Pipeliner – Tinkerman – Chicken Dinner