Festive time at Callaghan Park

ROCKHAMPTON’S Callaghan Park racecourse is ready for another festive occasion today as thousands are expected to make their way to the track for the celebrations associated with the Melbourne Cup.

Four bookmakers – Vince Aspinall, Michael Moulds, Rob Crow and Bill Leyden will be in action to service the crowd on not only the local events but the busy racing programs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Expansive outlets of totalisators terminals will be in operation.

Punters betting on the locals won’t find it easy as all of the four races include multiple in-form choices with no stand-out bets.

The Clinton Garland trained Gobou, regarded as the most promising sprinter in training, looked dominant in winning a jump-out over 900 metres on the sand track in Rockhampton last Friday.

Trainer Garland reported that horse has given every indication of completely recovering from injuries resulting from a freak accident when he dumped his jockey and then went on an escapade, slipped and fell on bitumen in the Callaghan Park enclosure last June.

At the time Gobou was shaping as a genuine prospect for the Rockhampton Newmarket (1300m).

“I want to get him completely fit and get him ready for a Class 6 race, probably at Caloundra in the near future. I won’t start him unless he is fully fit and ready to win,” Garland said.

Punters betting on locals won’t find it easy.



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