Smith’s each-way hopes

ORANGE trainer Alison Smith is confident her entries can feature in the placings in tomorrow’s Racing Orange meeting.

Smith has two starters in the Towac Park meeting and both are in the last race of the day, the Century 21 Real Estate Class 2 Handicap (1000m).

Judo finished fourth over 1000m at the last Racing Orange meeting nine days ago.

Moville Master won over 1000m at the Orange track at the Melbourne Cup Day meeting.

“I’m hoping they both run good races. I expect a place at best. They’ve both got the ability,” Smith said.

“They’re both an each-way chance.”

In yesterday’s market, Judo was the second favourite at $5.50 and Moville Master was $15.

Garry White’s Hollywood Drive was the favourite at $2.90.

“Black Friday with Greg Ryan on it would be one of the favourites,” Smith said.

“I see the top weight [Rick Worthington’s Deductions] is scratched and it would have been a favourite.”

Two other Orange horses will start in the 1000m race with Don Oakley’s Rock Station jumping from barrier seven, and Brian Buckley’s Kimber from nine.

“Rock Station is running fairly consistently and Brian Buckley’s mare [Kimber] shows plenty of speed,” Smith said.

Racing Orange last held a meeting on December 20 and Smith said there would be no problem with the quick turnaround.

“They’ll handle the back up. That’s no drama,” she said.

“They don’t have to travel - they just walk out of their box.”

Orange trainers will feature heavily in tomorrow’s seven-race program at Towac Park.

Lee Van Den Bos has three entries for Towac Park with Nikeman in the Newport Recruitment Class 3 Handicap (1280m) and Belfrey Bat and Rapido Cavallo in the Hartfords Menswear Benchmark 60 Handicap (1400m).

Oakley’s Sagari will be coming off a last-start win when the four-year-old lines up in the Southern Cross Austereo Class 1 and Maiden Plate (1600m) tomorrow.

Sagari enjoyed a win over 1600m at Orange nine days ago.

Buckley has Capello in the Southern Cross Austereo Class 1 and Maiden Plate (1600m), Glow Boy in the Norman J Penhall Maiden Plate (1400m) and The Other Girl in the Parkview Hotel Maiden (1280m), as well as Kimber in the last.

Sylvia Szabo has Steve’s Gold in the Hartfords Menswear Benchmark 60 Handicap (1400m) and Ossi Redwood in the MAC Hire Benchmark 57 Handicap (2100m).

The first race tomorrow will jump at 2pm and the last is scheduled for 5.38pm.

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