Race 6 at Mt Barker is a Class 5 over the 1300m and APOLLOshould be hard to beat. The consistent galloper has had five runs this preparation and has placed in four of those. He has been running on in solid fashion as he has stepped up in trip at his last couple and was unlucky most recently, when trapped out three-wide before finishing a length within Yadreamin. He races well at the distance, winning or placing in five of eight and if he can slot in from the wide gate he will go very close to taking this out.
Race 7 – 4:50PM TABTOUCH – MOUNT BARKER CUP (2000 METRES)
The Mount Barker Cup shapes as an open betting race and one that can feature at the each-way odds is PAGAN IMAGE. The four-year-old has produced some solid performances this preparation and was a runner up at Albany at Class 5 level two starts ago before tackling an easier affair at Geraldton last time, getting up in the nick of time to take out a 58+ race from Ruby’s Legacy. At a similar stage of his last campaign he performed well at Listed level over the 2000m, finishing 3rd to True Attraction in the Aquanita Stakes and he gets in well at the weights here with the 55kg.