Wagga trainer Gary Colvin hopes to continue success at MTC's Christmas Party race day

IN FORM: Wagga trainer Gary Colvin will hope to combine with Mathew Cahill for further success at Wagga on Saturday. Picture: Les Smith
IN FORM: Wagga trainer Gary Colvin will hope to combine with Mathew Cahill for further success at Wagga on Saturday. Picture: Les Smith

WAGGA trainer Gary Colvin hopes to keep the winners rolling at Murrumbidgee Turf Club on Saturday.

A big crowd will pack Murrumbidgee Turf Club for the Christmas Party meeting and Colvin hopes to cash in on the festive spirit when he saddles up four runners.

Colvin has enjoyed five winners in the past six weeks and hopes a couple of promising maidens can add to the list on Saturday.

Danetrille will lead the stable’s charge when he contests the WDF Professional CG&E Maiden Plate (1200m).

“Danetrille drew the outside, and he’s a very immature horse, but I hope ability gets him home,” Colvin explained.

“He needs to go out after this so hopefully he can go out a winner.”

Danetrille, a three-year-old by Dane Shadow, is a half brother to Street Ride, who was a winner of 12 races and $130,000 for the Colvin stable.

Colvin said there is a number of similarities between the pair.

“They’re the same in that (Street Ride) took a while to hit his straps,” he said.

“Just maturity wise, with (Danetrille’s) legs, they’re not going with his body yet. He’s still got a lot of maturing to do.

“So we’ll turn him out after (Saturday) but we’ll try to get a win first.”

Colvin believes his best chance of success lies in the maidens and he boasts a two-pronged attack in the MTC Christmas Party Day F&M Plate (1200m).

Bodice, a four-year-old Bon Hoffa mare, will have her second start, while Hiawassee, a five-year-old War Pass mare, will debut.

“It was a nice run from Bodice the other day and she will benefit from the outing,” Colvin said.

“She’s still very, very green but will only get better with racing.”

Hiawassee will make her long-awaited debut for owner John Keough.

“She trailled really well but will probably need the outing,” Colvin said.

“She’s been in and out a few times. She’s had a few issues, just some niggling things so I expect the run will benefit her.

“There’s not a lot between the two. They work together and there’s not much between them.”

Cahill will partner, while Brendan Ward will ride Hiawassee.

Colvin’s only other representative on the day is speedy mare Rocksham in the opener, the PAH Innovative Construction Benchmark 60 Handicap (1050m).

Rocksham is second up and Colvin suspects she may need the run.

“She might need the outing. She’s had a few issues and needs looking after a bit,” he said.

“You’ve got to run her to get her in condition. Don’t worry, she’ll look the winner 100 out, whether or not she keeps going, we’ll see what happens.”


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