LEADING trainer Frank Pullicino is expected to play a strong hand in tonight’s Globe Derby meeting.
The program was originally scheduled to be conducted last Saturday night but had to be postponed due to a severe storm.
Of the seven races Pullicino has runners in five events, with three of his entrants last start winners.
Pullicino was set to be represented by Romances in one of those races, but scratched the mare following her victory at the same venue yesterday.
“We’ve got a handy team heading to the track tonight,” Pullicino said. “I give all of them a serious chance with the right run.
“A couple will need a bit of luck from the draws, but that’s racing.
“I was prepared to race Romances on Saturday night and then the Monday, but not backing her up the following day, so I scratched her.”
Of his crew Pullicino rates Futurist as his best chance despite drawing the outside of the front row.
The son of Armbro Operative is first-up since November, having won his last four starts before being sent for a break.
“He has come up really well,” Pullicino said. “I probably haven’t gotten as much work into him as I would have liked because of the weather, but he is forward enough.
“It will be one of those nights that you can come home with a few winners or hard luck stories without being surprised either way.”