Popular Riverina trainer Mitch Beer could reel off the most successful day of his career at Tuesday’s feature Albury meeting.
The Beer stable has a strong hand in six of the seven races on the card.
Improving colt and early short-price favourite Scarlet Prince looks very hard to beat in the opening maiden inhis second start before exciting and lightly raced three-year-old Sunrise Ruby shoots for two straight this preparation in a benchmark 58 handicap over 1175m for the fillies and mares.
Beer then saddles up tough Sebring five-year-old Sydney Blue third-up in a class 1 and maiden plate and looks beautifully placed to chalk up only his second win in 22 starts, having settled for second place eight times, often by narrow margins.
Expected Sydney Blue to be ridden quieter with senior rider Nick Souquet back aboard in what looks a very moderate mile assignment.
It gets tougher for the Beer stable in a benchmark 58 handicap over 1175m for the boys, although improving four-year-old Seventh Seal second-up is one of a few in the race well over the odds.
The stable will also be confident three-year-old Foresureusay can improve enough drawn further out and behind a sound debut at Wagga to land a maiden over 1400m.
Beer doesn’t have a runner in the penultimate race but can save the best for last in talented four-year-old stable star Packer’s Bond, which might have the closing benchmark 58 handicap 1500m at his mercy.
The classy son of Dundeel returned off a strong closing effort in the Corowa Cup with a rattling finish to just miss in a class 2 at Wagga before a big and somewhat luckless run in a much stronger highway at Rosehill.
This is the easiest race Packer’s Bond has contested for a while and expect him to be back in Sydney if he puts this lot to the sword.
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