Three-time Japan Cowra Cup winner Zarhron returns from a spell at Narromine on Monday.
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The Andrew Molloy-trained gelding lines up in the day’s 800m Open Handicap first up from a last start about eight months ago in Orange.
Zarhron has history of success at the track and distance having won his maiden in a 800m sprint at Narromine back in 2012.
Zarhron’s only other public appearance at the venue was in May 2013 when he finished last in a field of eight in a 1100m Benchmark 75 Handicap.
Promising apprentice jockey Chris Williams, who steered Zarhron to his most recent wins, is booked to reunite with the Cowra galloper.
The 800m Open Handicap sprint event shapes as the best of the day’s seven races and attracted 13 nominations.
While it may not be a full field, it is a quality one with Pat Farrell’s former Wellington Boot winner Alart lining up while Dubbo trainer Peter Nestor has put forward Danish Lace.
Zarhron, though, is something of a country feature specialist, having won three straight Cowra Japan Cups while he’s also won the Aspros Cup at Bathurst.
Alart won the Wellington Boot back in 2013 and has gone on to contest Group-listed races as recently as March, however, he hasn’t tasted success since October of 2015.
The benchmark 65 Handicap (1100m) also attracted some strong nominations while a huge 29 names were put forward for the Maiden Plate (1100m).
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