Bringing a big team to the Grenfell Jockey Club sesqiecentenary race meeting on Saturday is successful Canberra based trainer Luke Pepper.
A former talented jockey who rode winners at Grenfell picnic meetings, Luke Pepper's runners include starters in the feature races the Grenfell Cup ( 2,000 metres ) and the Loaded Dog over 1400 metres,Megawatt and Belle Donne,respectively,both to be ridden by Simon Miller.
His other final acceptors in supporting races are The Big Rig, Top Girl, Lady Amanda, Veuve Girl and Meiji.
Before an unplaced run in Sydney,Megawatt ran second at Canberra then beat The Arod and Supa Hong Kong over 1750 metres at Canberra.
Topweight for the Cup is the Neil Smart,Cowra trained Streak On ( Mathew Cahill ), a former Victorian galloper which had won at Geelong before being sold to clients of the Sue Grills stable at Tamworth.
First up for the Grills stable Streak On won the 2000 metres Louth Cup and then won the Cobar Picnic Cup for Condobolin trainer Mark Ward before another stable switch to Neil Smart at Cowra..
At the most recent outing Streak On was unplaced at Griffith behind another Neil Smart trained galloper,Welcome Art.
The $8,000 Loaded Dog has attracted a strong field with Luke Pepper represented by Belle Donne ( Simon Miller ) which beat a field of 14 at the Forbes Cup meeting in early August and has since been a last start winner at Griffith when beating Josie's Cruiser and Cochrane Gap after tracking the leader to the hometurn.
Another last start winner engaged is the Michael Lunn,Dubbo trained Didyahearme ( Katelyn Jenkinson ) which led from the hometurn when beating Mosaytion and Not For Export at the Dubbo Cup meeting last Sunday.
Trained at Canberra by Todd Smart,Ghost Rider came from well back with a strong finish to win at Parkes before a good second at Gundagai over 1400 metres and will be ridden by Tiffany Jeffries who was the rider at Parkes.
Grenfell is renowned for looking after trainers, owners and jockeys and as usual there will be lots of special prizes and bonuses for them.
Grenfell Jockey Club’s 2017 Sesquicentenary Race Day will be held tomorrow, Saturday September 23, gates will open at 11am.
The feature race the Loaded Dog Cup will once again be contested, there will be Fashions on the Field, full TAB, bar and canteen facilities will be available as well as entertainment by the Grenfell Town Band and children’s entertainment provided by Grenfell Lion’s Club plus much more.