Next NSW Race

Latest News

McRae Makes 'No Bones' About Continuing Winning Run

Making the most of his recent winning run, trainer Allan McRae is hoping his hot trot isn’t over just yet as he prepares to start three horses for Leeton on Tuesday.

McRae, who mixes training his team at Yass with his horse chiropractic business, has been finding winners on a regular basis with five from his past 17 starters. Not a bad effort for a trainer who only prepares half a dozen gallopers and is no afraid to travel extensive hours to find the right races to win.

He will again have to make a fairly lengthy trip from his base just over three hours from Yass but it may be worth the effort especially with his final starter. McRae will saddle up Valorhesse who has won two of her there starts this preparation and probably should be undefeated.

“She won first-up, then missed the start at Narrandera and ran on well, then came out and won on a heavy track in a small field at Goulburn,” McRae said. “She has drawn the outside alley which isn’t ideal, but she is a go forward type who may be able to position up on the speed.”

Valorhesse will contest the Class 2 (1050m) where she has drawn the outside alley in the field of 10 horses. The trainer will earlier start debutante Single Red Rose and also stable veteran Sarona Downs.

Single Red Rose is making her debut as a five-year-old, while Sarona Downs won three starts back and is in the later stages of his career. The small field of six could be reduced by two with Brookton Punch also an acceptor in Sydney on Wednesday and Lighthouse a possible scratching.

McRae is hopefully of at least one winner and anything additional success would be a bonus: “Sarona Downs is in the twilight of his career and will be better suited those this distance than the 800 metres first-up,” he said. “Single Red Rose has only had the one trial and I just have to wait and see how she performs.”

McRae said his recent success could be put down to finding the right races, luck and having a mild winter back home.

“I have been able to give the horses all of the work they need to keep them fit,” he said. “Most racedays are a three hour trip for me so it means placing your horse where you think they can win and that means travelling. You don’t mind if they can win and it’s been very good lately.”

McRae has had wins with Valorhesse (2), French Giggle, See The Sun and Sarona Downs in recent months.

Meanwhile, Streak On has been scratched from the Benchmark 60 (1900m). Streak On has won at Geelong and also took out the Louth Picnic Cup at his past two starts and will be kept for Saturday’s Cobar Cup.

The topweight Willy White Socks will start favourite in the feature race where Streak On was his main danger.

View the final fields with full form & race replays for Leeton here

The Latest Racing News

Outcome Of Appeal - Licensed Jockey Chad Lever

Chad Lever – Before the Racing NSW Appeal Panel Licensed Jockey Chad Lever lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty ...
Read More

Rosehill Winners - Tips For Saturday 17th November

By Ray Hickson Tips and race by race preview by Ray Hickson for Saturday’s meeting at Rosehill Gardens. Selections based ...
Read More

Brosnan Hoping To Take A Portion Of Winnings At Grafton (Monday)

Gold Coast trainer Maryann Brosnan is expecting a positive first-up showing from former Victorian galloper Portion Control when he kicks ...
Read More

Jockey Overweights - Dubbo (Tuesday)

Stewards have permitted the following overweights for Dubbo on Tuesday 20th November:  Race 2 number 13 – Delchuzy (K Jennings +1.0g). Race ...
Read More

Cavanough Set For A Big Day At Scone (Monday)

By Tony Megahey Brett Cavanough, riding the momentum of recent metropolitan and regional success, offers compelling form and numbers for ...
Read More
Loading...
Racing NSW Apps
View
Mobile Version
Contact
Forms
Information
Industry Links