Trainer Ross Stitt will saddle up three good chances at his home track at Taree on Monday with Editors, Syrah and El Casco leading the local charge.
Editors will be hard to beat in the first race of the day, a Benchmark 66 over 1250m. The son of Street Cry ran well first-up at the track and distance, hitting the line well late after getting held up for a run for the majority of the straight, and has good form running second-up with two wins from the past three attempts.
Syrah takes on a very open Class 2 Handicap over 1600m in race three. The gelding got lost a long way back stepping up to the 1600m last start but hit the line well. With that run at the distance and some general improvement Syrah should go close here.
El Casco stepped up to 1900m last start at Kempsey on a very firm track and was only collared late fighting hard to the line. Stitt's race five chance will roll forward again from barrier 6 and should be able to control the tempo, and will be hard to run down.
Meanwhile, Grafton-based trainer John Shelton’s galloper Invincible Tammy looks tough to beat in race six, was dominant first up over 1005m at Ballina jumping straight to the front and giving nothing else a chance.
In the mare’s last two runs she has been tested in Class 3 Highway races at Randwick finishing within three lengths of the winner both times, gets back in grade and from barrier three will lead them and be very hard to run down over the 1000m in race six.
In the last of the day, Kris Lees brings the promising son of Dream Ahead Exdream to tackle the Class 2 Handicap off the back of an easy all the way maiden win last start at Coffs Harbour.
Andrew Gibbons keeps the ride and should be able to sit right on the pace, the step up to 1300m looks ideal for a galloper that will improve as the distances keep rising and is one to watch progress through the grades.
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