TOMORROW sees the second annual running of the QTIS 600 Two Year Old Plate at Pioneer Park Emerald with $50,000 in prize money on offer.
Tomorrow’s field brings together arguably the strongest group of two-year-olds ever to contest a race at Pioneer Park.
Toowoomba-trained Mr Favulous has won two Saturday races at Eagle Farm and amassed almost $200,000 in prize money to date from seven lifetime starts, while Bundaberg trainer Mary Hassam will be hoping Private Chat can repeat his win in the QTIS 600 Race at Roma in February.
When you throw into the mix Craiglea Mac, Weona Dazzler and Falon Terror, you can see that this race has attracted a high-class field.
Rockhampton jockey Adrian Coome is aboard Falon Terror and is going for back-to-back wins in the big race.
No doubt well-known Emerald accountant Frank Houlihan would like to see Coome win the race as he shares in the ownership of Falon Terror along with Justin Doyle, chairman of the Rockhampton Jockey Club, former Member of Parliament Chris Trevor and a number of others.
In what should be a great spectacle, I can’t go past Mr Favulous as his Brisbane form has been outstanding.
The best bet of the day appears to come in race four.
The Todd Austin-trained Copacabana was a last-start six-length winner in a Barcaldine Class 6 Plate and although tomorrow’s Class 5 will be run under handicap conditions, he does look well placed and should prove hard to beat.
In the other races, horses with strong winning chances are Miss Allykat, Power to Exceed and Larry’s Song.
Gates open at 11am and the first local race is set to go at 1.30pm.
Race 1. Miss Allykat - Checker Champ – Mad Action
Race 2. Power to Exceed - Alonso – Classy Franky
Race 3. Larry’s Song – Testatude –Teddy Bare
Race 4. Copacabana – Black Angus – Rockin Rod
Race 5. Mr Favulous - Private Chat – Craiglea Mac
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