VISITING horseman Chris Frisby hopes to have a successful 24-hour stint with his two-year-olds.
Campaigning in Queensland during the revamped Winter Carnival, the New South Wales-based Frisby has three youngsters competing at the two upcoming Albion Park meetings.
Beginning with tonight’s program Frisby will contest the opening Australian Pacing Gold heat.
The futurity is for graduates of APG’s Brisbane Sale and culminates in a $100,000 Final at the same venue next weekend.
Frisby will contest the qualifier with in-form filly Aunty Bella.
Winner of her last two starts, Aunty Bella has drawn to settle in a prominent position from barrier four.
TAB Fixed Odds has the daughter of Western Terror listed as the $2.80 second favourite, with Jasper heading the market at $1.40 from gate three.
“She is in terrific condition and is ready to run another big race,” Frisby said. “I’m happy enough with the draw and expect her to be right in the finish.”
Frisby will then be represented by He Aint Fakin and Our Uncle Dan during tomorrow night’s meeting.
Returning from a five-month break He Aint Fakin is unbeaten from three recent trials.
Also first-up from a spell, Our Uncle Dan has been “solid in his hit outs”.
He Aint Fakin will come from barrier three, with Our Uncle Dan – winner of his three previous starts – drawn six.
“They are both in top order,” Frisby said. “Obviously being first-up they will be fresh, but they are both ready to win.
“Early on I rated He Aint Fakin as the pick of my two-year-olds, but he hasn’t taken that to the races yet.
“His trials have been spot on and if he takes that to the races he’s the one to beat.
“Our Uncle Dan’s been solid in his hit outs and I expect him to be right in the finish.”