David Druitt was full of praise as Wagga’s new track was given its first unofficial hit out on Wednesday.
Druitt won all three workouts at the multi-million dollar facility including having Saucy Dreams run a mile rate 1.56.5 with the last two quarters in 27.5 and 27.6 seconds.
The Brucedale trainer believes it will be a huge boost for the industry.
“The new track was really good,” Druitt said.
“I trialled three and thought they were all better on the new track.”
Druitt said he felt the horses were less inclined to hang, more inclined to flatten out and the track was particularly a boost to larger horses.
He believes it will be the second fastest track in the state, only behind the premier track Menangle.
“I think they will run sensational times,” Druitt said.
“I’ve been to Newcastle and Bathurst and seen most of the tracks in NSW that are fast decent and believe it will be the second best set up in NSW behind Menangle.”
Wagga chief executive Graeme White said all participants involved gave glowing praise of the track and the facilities.
The club will hold official trials next Tuesday before the first on February 18.
They also race on February 25 before the grand opening on March 10.