Evans gets full book on return to racing
PREMIER Rockhampton jockey Dale Evans will be keen to make-up for lost time when he resumes race riding at the Rockhampton Jockey Club's Twilight TAB race meeting at Callaghan Park today.
Racing starts at 2.10pm with the last of seven races scheduled for 6.05pm which will supplement corresponding Canterbury and Flemington twilights as well. Evans has been off the since late last year, recuperating from toe surgery, an adjunct from leg injuries received in a Wilpeena barrier mishap involving Yallah Stinger in 2004.
During the last few weeks Evans has been riding track work at Callaghan Park and looking sprightly by 'toeing-it' from horse to horse.
He has committed to a full book of rides today ? Mausoleum (Maiden); My True North (Class 5); Rainbow Dancer (Class 1); Infringement (2YO); King Hunter (Open); Equitant (Class 6) and Diatine (Class 2).
It goes without saying that he has multiple winning chances as all bar Infringement and Diatine are prominent in early betting markets.
Drawn barrier two, King Hunter, a laststart record-breaking 1000 metres winner at Callaghan Park makes his open company debut on the minimum weight of 54kg.
A win would certainly influence connections to set King Hunter for another Brisbane campaign.
Speaking of which, Rosielee Miss makes her debut at Eagle Farm tomorrow where the Alan Jones trained mare has drawn precariously at 17 barrier with Kenji Yoshida engaged for the ride in the $50,000 NMW (1200m).
John Wigginton's She's Decent (Rachel Mason) drew the rails barrier for the mare's attempt to make it two straight Brisbane victories in the $40,000 1MWLY (1400m).
Gifted Rockhampton-owned mare Milady Clang chases more dollars to add to her ever increasing bootie when she contests the $50,000 Open (1800m) at Eagle Farm.
Heading bush to Eidsvold tomorrow are Rockhampton trainer John Sherwood and jockey Geoffrey Booth with Punter's Reward for the $8000 QTIS Class 3 (1030m).