Plenty of racing on the cards

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Joseph Azzopardi leads Chix Pic down the main straight in Saturday's $100,000 Tabtouch 3YO Classic at the Bunbury Turf Club last Saturday. Today is the second meeting of the 2018/2019 season.
Camera IconJoseph Azzopardi leads Chix Pic down the main straight in Saturday's $100,000 Tabtouch 3YO Classic at the Bunbury Turf Club last Saturday. Today is the second meeting of the 2018/2019 season. Credit: Justin Fris

Action returns to the Bunbury Turf Club on Sunday, with an eight-race program on offer for punters.

Late yesterday, fields were emerging with plenty of runners primed for an excellent opportunity to shine.

One of those runners, Tom Widdeson’s five-year-old Distant Trilogy, has done plenty of good things in his past four starts.

Although victory has eluded him during that time, he finished under a length behind Miracle Man in Saturday’s Civilcon Construction handicap (1400m) and ran a close second to Zetorio at Belmont Park on September 26.

Fiona Bell will be aboard from barrier 13, with the gelding likely to face solid competition from Wise Monkey and Patristic in Sunday’s opening class one handicap (1200m).

Fellow local trainer Justin Warwick will also be hopeful of a familiar tune continuing, with his mare Lennon’s Song every chance in race two’s class one handicap (1200m).

The five-year-old, which enters fresh off a slender victory over Brelleta Five at York on October 11, has placed in two of her past three starts.

Others who should give the mare a run for her money include Vaughn Sigley’s three-year-old Jupiters Sun, who has placed twice since returning from a spell, and three-year-old filly Caslavska, who is also fresh off defeating Magic Empire by 1.3 lengths at Northam on October 7.

Mark Bairstow’s five-year-old Dam Ready also has a great chance to capitalise on good form.

One of the pre-race fancies for the third on the card, the gelding responded positively after finishing ninth to Bold Success at Belmont Park on September 8, capitalising on a dream run in the final 200m to record victory over Disco Riffic 11 days later at the same venue.

Racing action starts at 1.03pm.

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