Sunday Racing in Bunbury
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.
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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