Racing returns to Sale today

RACING returns to Greenwattle Racecourse today following two months of track renovations.

The first of eight races will jump out the gates at 1.30pm, with the last at 5pm.

The rail is in the true position, while the weather is forecast to be fine.

In race one, Mario Farrugia runner Little Reward will be ridden by grandson Brandon Stockdale, and could improve after a recent placing at Bairnsdale.

Grahame Begg has had luck with his horses at Sale, and Dinner Lake looks a likely placegetter in race two, with Jake Noonan on board. Ian Hutchins has No Nonsense Ned engaged in this event, to be ridden by Patrick Moloney.

Daniel Stackhouse is riding at the top of his form and rides for Clint McDonald in race three aboard Fontein Ali.

Locals engaged in race four include Out of The Red for Mario Farrugia and Roccachilli for Paul Worthington, the latter formerly in the Gelagotis stable.

Race six is a Rising Stars event for apprentice riders, and the boy of the moment is Beau Mertens, riding Pakaya Prince. The Farrugia and Stockdale combination will team up with Soldier's Opera, which won last start at Bairnsdale.

Tranquil Miss returns to racing after a long spell, and if right, could show up for the Doderico family in the 1100 metres of the seventh event.

Hazard Ahead for Craig Blackshaw nearly threw the race away at Bairnsdale but Georgina Cartwright seems to have his measure, and although a stronger race, he could feature in race eight, along with Sheandoah, which was scratched recently for this event, and Via Cavour, who likes the Greenwattle track.

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