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Pioneer to waive admission fee for flood hit

RACING recommences at Pioneer Park tomorrow following the two month Christmas break.

Emerald Jockey Club is offering free admission to all patrons in acknowledgement of the hardship faced by many people in the community as a result of the recent flood.

The club also plans to welcome all emergency services volunteers by offering them access to the upstairs Member’s Lounge.

Last year’s Emerald 100 winner, Tune Him Up, makes a return to Pioneer Park when he steps out in the Open Handicap over 1000 metres. His better form is over longer distances and I expect he will find it hard to match it with the likes of Wharton Willie, Catchit and Manners Please over the sprint course.

Nine-year-old Wharton Willie is well known to racegoers in this area with three of his 17 lifetime wins achieved at Emerald’s home of racing.

He has had a change of trainer since he last started out this way and is now trained by Clinton Garland in Rockhampton.

Garland also saddles up Catchit in this event and it would not be surprising to see him land the quinella.

Manners Please is an interesting runner in that she chalked up three wins on the trot before going for a spell and is a winner at the track.

She gets in with a lightweight and is sure to be valued on the bookies’ boards.

The best bet of the day comes up in the 1100 metre Class B Handicap. Chocolate and Lace finished second to Charmingly in a 1250 metre Class 1 Handicap at a recent Mackay TAB meeting and if she repeats that run, it will be a sweet result for punters. A five race card is set down for decision with race one set to start at 1.30pm and gates opening at 11am.

 

SELECTIONS

Race 1. Gold Advance – Daliosenn – Sneaky Secret

Race 2. Kiss This Spot- Adda Rocket – Ima Real Dude

 

Race 3. Manners Please –Catchit – Wharton Willie

Race 4. Chocolate And Lace – Chevrons – Exclusive Company

Race 5. Layla – Sheldon- Charmingly

‘The club also plans to welcome all emergency services volunteers...’


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