Smith, Plummer look to continued home-track form while Portelli returns

IN FORM: Missy Rhythmos, pictured winning at Towac a fortnight ago, will look for a second straight win at her home track on Tuesday. Photo: ANDREW MURRAY
IN FORM: Missy Rhythmos, pictured winning at Towac a fortnight ago, will look for a second straight win at her home track on Tuesday. Photo: ANDREW MURRAY

Alison Smith and Michael Plummer want their respective charges, Missy Rhythmos and Ephriam, to continue their good form at Orange’s Towac Park, their home track, in next Tuesday’s eight-race TAB-meeting.

Smith’s mare is coming off a last-start win at Towac in late November, Plummer’s gelding stormed down the Orange straight to a strong third on the same day.

Missy Rhythmos has been given a longer trip on Tuesday though, from 1000 metres to 1280 in the Central West Trailers Benchmark 64 Handicap, as Smith continues to try and push her out.

Ephriam’s third finish was over 1280, he’ll stay at the same journey, with basically the same weight too.

Former Orange trainer Gary Portelli will look to go one better four-year-old Bringagem too.

Bringagem ran second at the same track last week, he looked to have been impeded by eventual winner Buffy – from the same stable – but the protest was dismissed.

The gelding returns to Towac with same weight of 59kg on his back but will look to break his maiden over a slightly longer trip of 1400.

Portelli has four other chances running on Tuesday, including Buffy, Plummer has three more accepted while fellow Orange trainer Brad Draper will set Eva Jean loose on Towac Park as well.

Racing starts at 1.15pm.