Craig Widdison To Compete With Toolangi & Murrawee At Albury On Sunday

Mar 18, 2017

The Craig Widdison Yard will saddle up two runners to the Albury Race Club meeting on Sunday, March 19 with an 8 event program racing on a good (4), with fine conditions predicted.

Race 5 - 3:25PM ATURA ALBURY BENCHMARK 60 SHOWCASE HANDICAP (1600 METRES) Times displayed in local time of Race Meeting Of $30,000.1st $16,800, 2nd $5,850, 3rd $2,950, 4th $1,400, 5th $700, 6th $400, 7th $400, 8th $400, 9th $400, 10th $400, Equine Welfare Fund $300.
Starter Subsidy $200.
BenchMark 60, Handicap, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices can claim.
BOBS Bonus available: $5,000

The first of the stable runners will enter in race five with Toolangi to compete in a BM 60 Showcase handicap over 1600 m with Nick Souquet aboard jumping from barrier 13.

6 TOOLANGI (Blks)
7 year old bay gelding (3-9-2009) Sire: Umatilla (NZ) Dam: Blue Juno (Bluebird (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Jacka Investments Pty Ltd
Owners: Jacka Investments Pty Ltd (Mgr: Mrs H M Mcphee)
Colours: Black, Pink Diagonal Stripes And Cap

Trainer: Craig Widdison (Wodonga) Jockey: Nick Souquet 58kg

Toolangi is a seven-year-old Bay gelding having raced and 36 occasions for five wins and six placings earning prize money exceeding $80,000 last time out he competed in the Towong Cup finishing fifth of nine with Brooke Sweeney aboard arriving 2.95 lengths behind Little Red Devil in a time of 1:36.60.

Race 8 - 5:20PM COMMERCIAL CLUB ALBURY BENCHMARK 60 SHOWCASE HANDICAP (1175 METRES) Times displayed in local time of Race Meeting Of $30,000.1st $16,800, 2nd $5,850, 3rd $2,950, 4th $1,400, 5th $700, 6th $400, 7th $400, 8th $400, 9th $400, 10th $400, Equine Welfare Fund $300.
Starter Subsidy $200.
BenchMark 60, Handicap, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices can claim.
BOBS Bonus available: $5,000

The final stable runner will enter in race eight with Murrawee to compete first up from a spell in the Commercial Club Albury BM 60 Showcase Hcp over 1175 m with Richard Bensley aboard jumping from barrier 12.

13 MURRAWEE
4 year old bay gelding (27-9-2012) Sire: Spinning World (USA) Dam: Ournie (Mr. Henrysee (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Jacka Investments Pty Ltd
Owners: J A W Rooney, Mrs J A Rooney, Mrs H A Schliebs & Mrs J M Bartel
Colours: Green, Orange Diamonds And Cap
Gear Changes: Concussion Plates (Front and Hind) OFF FIRST TIME

Trainer: Craig Widdison (Wodonga) Jockey: Richard Bensley 55.5kg

Murrawee is a four-year-old Bay gelding having raced on nine occasions for one win & one placing earning prize money exceeding $10,000.

He prepares for this off the back of a Wangaratta barrier trial on March 6 finishing third of eight with Nick Souquet aboard arriving 4.80 lengths behind Tycoon Tony in a time of 51.21 for the heat.

The stable wishes connections the best of luck at Albury on Sunday.