Local trainers heavily represented

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Action returns to the Bunbury Turf Club this afternoon, with an eight race program on offer.
Camera IconAction returns to the Bunbury Turf Club this afternoon, with an eight race program on offer. Credit: Justin Fris

Action returns to the Bunbury Turf Club this afternoon, with local trainers and runners having a great opportunity to build momentum ahead of a busy month of racing.

One runner already in excellent touch this season is Adam Durrant’s three year old Deception Game, who will be aiming for his fourth consecutive victory later today in the Amelia Park Wines handicap (1410m).

Despite having drawn barrier two, William Pike will again be aboard, with the familiarity between horse and rider having already ensured three wins and a place from the gelding’s last four outings.

Local trainers including Justin Warwick, Bruce Watkins, Luigi Luciani, Christine Stelmach and Tim Crosby all have runners alongside Durrant’s talented three year old and will be hopeful of recording a victory on their home track.

There will also be a noticeable South West flavour in the Rangeview Stud maiden (1208m), with plenty of local trainers giving their runners an opportunity to shine.

Fresh from Big Caroline’s watershed victory on October 13, the Giadresco stable will be hopeful their four year old Jus Talken can respond following a lengthy spell.

Warwick’s four year old Find The Gap is one of several pre-race fancies, along with Stan By Me and Regal Counsel.

Racing gets under way at 1.22pm, with the last race at 5.37pm.

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