PARWAN trainer-driver Jodi Quinlan has chosen a low-key affair in the twilight zone in Ballarat tomorrow for the return of classy mare Getya Wings Out.
Up until now the four-year-old has raced almost exclusively feature series – Australian Pacing Gold, Vicbred Super Series and Australasian Breeders Crown as a two-year-old, and then last season in the South Australian Southern Cross, the VSS and ABC.
Throw in the Victoria Oaks, in which she finished third after a second in Ballarat’s AJ Prendergast Memorial Oaks Trial, and Getya Wings Out knows only racing against the best of her age and sex.
And she has stood up superbly, winning 10 of 23 starts for almost $130,000 in stakes. On her record alone, the daughter of Mach Three is a stand-out from gate four in the Ballarat Laundry R2-R2 Pace, 2200m, at Bray Raceway.
Three Pints, Hes Kinky and Misschinoise are the best of the rest.
Three Pints is a consistent four-year-old son of former top class filly Cornsilk, which won 43 races for more than $550,000 in stakes and has gone of produce five winners from five offspring to race.
THE nine-race program features two heats of a C1 series, with a final at Geelong on Saturday, March 29.
Lotsa Life is a chance to lead the charge into the final via the first heat, the Wendouree Wholessales Pace, 2200m.
Despite a tricky draw inside the second row, Lotsa Life has excellent form and the services of leading reinsman Greg Sugars.
Allendale trainer Basil Dooley has produced the four-year-old for two wins at Maryborough and two seconds in his last four starts.
And he is a winner in Ballarat in just the three outings on the track.
Urban Shadow has the potential to also figure in the finish, if he runs up to his best for Ross Creek trainer Paul Rowse.
The Metropolitan gelding is out of an unraced half-sister of former grand circuit pacer Decorated Jasper, which retired last year after 29s wins and $430,000 in earnings.
BROOMFIELD-owned Zedalite faces a career-making race at Melton tonight.
Raced by the Davidson family and trained by Brent Lilley at Bolinda, Zedalite lines up in the second of two group 1 Great Southern Star heats for trotters, 1720m.
The qualifiers from across the heats will face the starter in a group 1 $300,000 final later on the same program.
Zedalite’s form has been impeccable since May last year. Since then, the five-year-old has had nine wins, five seconds and seven thirds in 22 starts.
The only odd one out was a fourth in Vicbred Super Series final for four-year-old trotters.
PRESIDENTIALSECRET marked his return to the Smythes Creek stable of Emma Stewart on a winning note at Stawell on Thursday.
The three-year-old spent a stint with Stewart late last season before returning to Rochester trainer Mark Thompson and winning another three races.
Presidentialsecret saluted in aC0 pace, 1780m, to give Stewart five wins for the week.
Our Missionary Man ($2.70) rated 1:55.3 in winning a C3-C4 pace, 1710m, and Bettors Package ($1.30 favourite) took out a 3yo pace, 1710m, in a double in Ballarat on Monday.
Then Safari filly Berisari ($1.70 favourite) won a 3yo pace, 1609m, and Tara Toplady ($5) a C5-C7 pace, 2080m in another double at Cranbourne on Tuesday.