Sunday Racing in Bunbury

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Rob Witten and his daughter Kate will be hoping four-year-old mare Opera Hill can grab a maiden win this Sunday at the Bunbury Turf Club.
Camera IconRob Witten and his daughter Kate will be hoping four-year-old mare Opera Hill can grab a maiden win this Sunday at the Bunbury Turf Club.

A good barrier draw has the Rob Witten-trained Opera Bill a chance to grab a first career win when he races in the $15,000 Cluc Clipsal Classic Maiden (1410m) at the Bunbury Turf Club on Sunday.

Opera Bill finished fourth last month in his first race after winning a trial 19 days earlier.

Witten said the four-year-old brown gelding was “overdue for a win”.

“He has been a bit unlucky with some high gate draws,” he said.

Mitch Woodcock’s tips for Sunday Racing at Bunbury Turf Club.
Camera IconMitch Woodcock’s tips for Sunday Racing at Bunbury Turf Club.

Witten’s daughter, Kate will take the saddle for the race, just 11-days after winning at Ascot.

Witten said Opera Bill was a stayer and would go up the grades as he gets older.

“He can get over ground,” he said.

“We will put him up to a mile after this and keep stepping him up.”

Witten said he had seven horses in work at his Capel-based stables and was looking forward to a strong summer.

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