Will it be Wren's day at Canberra on Friday
Will it be Wren’s day at Canberra on Friday ?
Despite the COVID-19 non-patron race day protocols in place, the eyes of people around the nation and indeed the world will be on Thoroughbred Park via Sky Channel on Friday 24 April. The Canberra Racing Club is delighted with the 103 acceptances taken for the seven races for the meeting. Full fields are the order of the day with a further 10 horses balloted from the program, the meeting has proved highly popular for the 52 Trainers with runners engaged.
It will be a big day for 4kg claiming apprentice Ms Danielle Scott who will have her first ride in a TAB Federal aboard Demonstrate for Canberra Trainer Garry Kirkup. The 7yo Gelding and winner of $543,950 in prize money originally started his career under the Godolphin team and the claim for Danielle will assist nicely after he was originally asked to carry the grandstand weight of 65kg. Demonstrate now gets into the race nicely with 61kg and Danielle looking to build on a recent purple patch of success which has seen her claim three wins from her last eight rides. Her most recent win came on Sunday aboard Squaw Valley at Corowa on April 18th.
The former team responsible for Demonstrate, Godolphin, will bring attend the Nations Capital on Friday with five runners for head Trainer James Cummings. The most interesting runner for Godolphin is Wren’s Day (USA) in race seven on the card, the Seppelt Plate. Wren’s Day (USA) was the original favorite for the Listed Geocon National Sprint over the Canberra Carnival prior to him being scratched. With a Group 1 placing to his name in France over 2100m in April 2018, Wren’s Day (USA) is ideally placed under the set weight conditions of the Seppelt Plate over 2000m.
The first race is set to jump at 12:55pm with the TAB Federal race 6 on the program at 3:57pm, while punters will be looking to cheer home Wren’s Day (USA) in the last of seven from Thoroughbred Park at 4:35pm. For all the action tune into Sky Racing.