Albury galloper Yousay Bolt is considered the best of the Southern District chances in this year’s Country Championships.
TAB released it’s market for the $500,000 Country Championships Final this week and it was the Ron Stubbs-trained Yousay Bolt that featured best in the market.
Yousay Bolt has been installed as a $26 chance to win the final on Saturday April 6. The first two horses home in the Southern District qualifier at Albury on February 23 will move through to the final.
Wayne Carroll’s pair Lady Mironton and Rock ‘N’ Roller were next at $51.
Footmark was the only other Southern District horse included in the market at $101.
Unbeaten four-year-old Noble Boy, who won at Albury on debut, is the $4.50 favourite.
“Noble Boy rounded them up in his first trip to town for a TAB Highway back in December, and that was enough for our bookies to install him as favourite to win the Final on Day 1 of The Championships,” TAB’s Gerard Middleton said.
“The south-east qualifier at Goulburn on March 2 is set to be particularly strong with horses from that region occupying three of the top four spots in the market, with the other being the Mudgee-based I Am A Cool Kid, trained by Gayna Williams.
“The six year old has had just the four starts due to a host of problems, but his talent was there for all to see at Randwick on Australia Day when he absolutely bolted in, and is almost certain to start favourite for the Central Districts qualifier on March 3.”