Avenel trainer Wayne Potter will make a bid to win the Youthful Stakes at Melton tonight with impressive debut winners Naevia and Wegottarocketmachine.GUS UNDERWOOD March 7, 2014 4:20am
Avenel trainer Wayne Potter will launch a two-pronged attack on the $20
Potter lines up Naevia and Wegottarocketmachine in the race after recent impressive wins on debut.
Potter no doubt would be happy to get two runners in such a time-honoured event, but would be disappointed with their draws.
Naevia, by emerging boom sire Sportswriter, won on debut at Maryborough on February 20 and has come up with barrier six.
Wegottarocketmachine fared even worse, drawing the outside of the front row in the 1720
Naevia produced a faster mile rate over a slightly shorter distance than Wegottarocketmachine in their first-up wins, but the latter ran a quicker last half to suggest there’s not much between the youngsters.
Reinsman Nathan Jack has given punters a pointer by electing to drive Wegottarocketmachine, but Naevia has lost nothing with last season’s premier NSW driver Amanda Turnbull, Jack’s partner, to rein.
Euroa trainer David Jack also has a runner in the race in Call Her Julie, who won the first two of her only three races to date.
Call Her Julie has a second-row draw to contend with and, along with the Potter pair and last Saturday night’s Shepparton winner, Queen Of Pop, is one of only four winners lining up in the race.
Call Her Julie would be a popular winner for Jack, who last week lost champion juvenile trotter Im Stately for a least a year with a torn tendon.
The winner of the race has a ticket to the elimination heats of the Great Southern Star in a fortnight, so it has naturally drawn a classy field, including last Sunday’s Menangle winner Keystone Del and the Lancaster-owned Elegant Image, who ran third in that NSW race.
Speedy New Zealander The Fiery Ginga, who was also in the Menangle race, is also a starter.
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