Racing Orange boss Bree McMinn is saddling up for a busy day at Towac Park on Tuesday as the venue is set to open its doors to up to 5,000 fans for the second meeting on the calendar.
After the Welcome Back to Towac event was shut off to the public on Monday September 20, McMinn is pleased to welcome spectators back for the Australian National Field Days event.
"We're allowed to have up to 5,000 people in the venue, as long as everyone's vaccinated," she said.
"We've had plenty of inquiries from our members who want to come back to the track and re-join us for the season.
"Our sponsors have stuck with us all the way through, and they're keen to be back track side as well."
While McMinn didn't specify which spaces, there are set to be areas that will be closed off to the public in an effort to separate the general fans from the Racing NSW personnel.
Other than that, the seven-race program is set to go ahead with a fairly normal feel to it, other than the rain that could potentially impact the track.
"Bathurst got a hammering recently, and it looks like we've dodged most of it," she said.
"We did a track gallop on Thursday morning, and it's definitely in the soft range.
"Hopefully it doesn't get much worse than it is now. We should be right. The wind is going to really help it along too."
It's not what you'd call a star-studded list of nominations, but McMinn's happy with the talent that's set to turn up on Tuesday, all things considered.
We've had plenty of inquiries from our members.Bree McMinn.
"We're sort of stuck in the same week that has Bathurst races on Friday and Narromine on Saturday," she said.
"But, we're still happy with the nominations and looking forward to what will be a good day."
As for the nominations, Orange hope Alison Smith will roll out four prospects from her stables as Who's Tinny is nominated to contest the second race of the day over the 2100 metres.
That's set to be the longest distance the mare has ran over in her career as Smith's clearly working her up to a longer distance.
Snap Crackle Boom will mix it up over the 1280 metres in the fourth race as the mare looks to improve on what's been a so-so preparation thus far. Lastly, stablemates Krissy Krystyna and I'll Tell You Miss will compete race seven together over the 1400 metres.
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