Stable Runners For Craig Widdison At Wagga On Friday

May 18, 2017

The Wagga turf club will host an eight-race program on Friday, May 19 with the Craig Widdison stable supplying 4 runners to the venue racing under fine conditions, the track is currently rated a good 4.

Race 3 - 1:40PM MTC ROCK AT THE RACES MAIDEN HANDICAP (1400 METRES) Times displayed in local time of Race Meeting Of $20,000.1st $11,200, 2nd $3,775, 3rd $1,890, 4th $900, 5th $535, 6th $300, 7th $300, 8th $300, 9th $300, 10th $300, Equine Welfare Fund $200.
Starter Subsidy $200.
Maiden, Handicap, Minimum Weight 55kg, Apprentices can claim.
BOBS Bonus available: $5,000

The team will supply Cochranes Gap, first up from a spell, with Lester Grace aboard the first emergency gaining a start due to scratchings jumping from barrier 16 in the 1400 metre event.

15 COCHRANES GAP (Blks) EM
5 year old chestnut gelding (21-10-2011) Sire: Written Tycoon Dam: Cormeyer (Mustin Lake (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr G Lewis
Owners: G D Jarvis, M W Jarvis, T K Cutler & Swill Pit Racing (Mgr: A J Haining)
Colours: Orange And Purple Checks, Yellow Sleeves, Orange Cap
Gear Changes: Ear Muffs (Pre-Race Only) FIRST TIME, Nose Roll OFF FIRST TIME

Cochranes Gap joins the yard after formally being trained out of the Brian Cox yard, and resumes here with the five-year-old chestnut gelding last competing at Wagga on November 21 finishing midfield aid of 16 over a mile with Robbie Beattie the pilot arriving 5.60 lengths behind Hard Go Jo.

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Race 4 - 2:20PM HILLIS MOTOR GROUP MTC MARATHON - BENCHMARK 67 HANDICAP (2500 METRES) Times displayed in local time of Race Meeting Of $20,000.1st $11,200, 2nd $3,775, 3rd $1,890, 4th $900, 5th $535, 6th $300, 7th $300, 8th $300, 9th $300, 10th $300, Equine Welfare Fund $200.
Starter Subsidy $200.
BenchMark 67, Handicap, Minimum Weight 54kg, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Apprentices can claim.
BOBS&BOBS Extra Bonus available: $5,000

Race (4) will see the Hillis Motor Group MTC Marathon BM 67 handicap over 2500 m with Baby Jack continuing the prep jumping from barrier (4), with Nick Souquet aboard.

2 BABY JACK (Blks)
6 year old brown gelding (15-8-2010) Sire: Half Hennessy Dam: Good Stuff (Marwina) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Jacka Investments Pty Ltd
Owners: Jacka Investments Pty Ltd (Mgr: Mrs H M McPhee)
Colours: Black And Pink Checks, Black Sleeves, Pink Cap

Trainer: Craig Widdison (Wodonga) Jockey: Nick Souquet 60.5kg Barrier:4

Baby Jack is a six-year-old Brown gelding having won on five occasions with 8 placings earning prize money exceeding $96,000 from 35 starts.

Last time out he raced at Bendigo on April 19 finishing seven of 8 over 2400 m with Craig Newitt the pilot landing 7.75 lengths behind, Unfurl on that occasion.

Race 6 - 3:35PM HARRISON & HIGGINS AUTUMN SPRINT (1200 METRES) Times displayed in local time of Race Meeting Of $20,000.1st $11,200, 2nd $3,775, 3rd $1,890, 4th $900, 5th $535, 6th $300, 7th $300, 8th $300, 9th $300, 10th $300, Equine Welfare Fund $200.
Starter Subsidy $200.
Handicap, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices can claim.
BOBS Bonus available: $5,000

Race six on the card will see the Harrison and Higgins Autumn Sprint over 1200 m with Wilscot returning from a break jumping from barrier 11 with Lester Grace the pilot.

8 WILSCOT
7 year old grey gelding (2-10-2009) Sire: Dash for Cash Dam: Ascot Vale (Ascot Knight (CAN)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr G J Canny
Owners: G J Canny
Colours: Red, Aqua Star, Diagonal Striped Sleeves, Aqua Stars Cap

Trainer: Craig Widdison (Wodonga) Jockey: Lester Grace 56kg Barrier:11

Wilscot is a seven year old grey gelding having raced on 37 occasions for six wins and nine placings earning prize money exceeding $117,000.

When last competitively seen racing he ran at Benalla on January 15, finishing fourth of 11 over 1406 m with Chris Caserta the pilot arriving 2.70 lengths behind Platinum Raider in a time of 1:22.68.

Race 7 - 4:10PM TARCOOLA TURF CLASS 3 HANDICAP (SCALED - 0.5KG) (1300 METRES) Times displayed in local time of Race Meeting Of $20,000.1st $11,200, 2nd $3,775, 3rd $1,890, 4th $900, 5th $535, 6th $300, 7th $300, 8th $300, 9th $300, 10th $300, Equine Welfare Fund $200.
Starter Subsidy $200.
Class 3, Handicap, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices can claim.
BOBS Bonus available: $5,000

The final stable entrant will compete in race seven with the consistent place-getter, Lord Laurie to run in the Tarcoola class three handicap over 1300 m with Lester Grace aboard jumping from barrier (4) in a field of 12.

8 LORD LAURIE (Blks)
3 year old bay gelding (15-9-2013) Sire: Magnus Dam: Embers (Al Hareb (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr R H Sloane
Owners: R H Sloane & Mrs S M Sloane
Colours: Green, White Hoops, Blue Sleeves And Cap

Trainer: Craig Widdison (Wodonga) Jockey: Lester Grace 55kg Barrier:4

Lord Laurie is a three-year-old Bay gelding having raced on 11 occasions for 1 win & 6 placings arriving at prize-money exceeding $29,000.

Last time out he raced at Wagga on May 4 in a class 2 over 1400 m with Brodie Loy in charge arriving third of 12, beaten home by Hey Now and Kingia by 1.87 lengths in a time of 1:23.20.

The stable wishes connections the best of luck at Wagga on Friday.