RACING is back for the first time in 2018 at Albury as the bordertown hosts a seven race card this Thursday.
Due to its proximity to both Sydney and Melbourne the big name trainers are not adverse to heading down – or up depending on what city they are situated – the highway to run their gallopers around, so we could see the next star of the future taking to the track on Thursday.
Let’s get stuck into our selections for the meet.
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Event is by far the best credentialed runner in this field. The horse finished second behind Mr Fergus at the same venue back in December and is one of only three horses in this race that has previously placed.
Casino Star placed last time out at Seymour in much harder company than this, so we think the horse should be breaking through here. The four-year-old finished behind Cinnabon on that day, which looks to be a handy horse. The form looks good for Casino Star heading into this one.
Lord Laurie won brilliantly at Albury on December 16 and we think it is well placed to go back-to-back. The horse won by just shy of four lengths that day despite being hampered at the start and we think it is well placed to repeat the dose.
Little Jatz is carrying bottom weight which will be a huge advantage. The main other danger in the market is lugging 7.5kg more than our elect so we are confident our horse will be able to finish over the top of the top-weight here.