Wondai track is race ready
RACES: The Wondai race track is in its best possible condition ahead of the Wondai Cup this weekend.
That's according to Wondai based trainer Lindsay Anderson who will field two horses on Saturday.
"It is probably as good as it could get and the track will be outstanding for the races,” he said.
Anderson said the track copes with heavy rain better than it does with showers so the recent heavy downfalls have been welcome.
"The track has held up extremely well considering the amount of rain we have had,” he said.
Clouds, a favourite among punters and jockeys alike, will be returning from a break to the track for Anderson to race in the Wondai Cup open 1465m handicap.
The gelding last raced on July 28 and with two wins and one second place from three starts at Wondai Anderson expects Clouds to be vying for the win.
The Wondai Cup is the third race in the inaugural Burnett to Beach points-based series.
Anderson said the series has ensured a strong field will be on track racing for the cup including Fab's Cowboy who has one win from as many starts at Wondai.
Anderson's mare Solgaze will compete in the Class B 850m handicap for its first start on the Wondai track.
"She has worked really well and hopefully has the ability,” he said.
The weather has not been on the club's side in recent times with the last four meetings at the track interrupted by rain.
With the club hosting races three time a year dedication from club members has been key to the races going ahead.
"The club stalwarts have got in there and we have been able to hold the races because of a bit of man power,” Anderson said.
Clouds and Solgaze will travel 30 minutes to their home track for the races meaning they will have more energy than their competitors who travel a distance
"You always have an advantage on your home track and it does help,” Anderson said.