Locally bred youngster on debut at Cowra

Jake Pracey-Holmes has the debut ride on Here And Now for Cowra trainer Ken Parsons on Saturday at Cowra.
Jake Pracey-Holmes has the debut ride on Here And Now for Cowra trainer Ken Parsons on Saturday at Cowra.

Ken Parsons will unveil young gelding Here And Now on Saturday at Cowra.

Locally bred by Parsons, the three-year-old son of Haradasun and Danagall will debut in the Beecher Wool Services Maiden Handicap (950m) following a promising trial at the Cowra track on June 23.

“It’s his first start he’s only had a trial so he should improve from that. He does seem to do everything right,” Parsons said.

Parsons is encouraged by Here And Now drawing barrier two and hopes jockey Jake Pracey-Holmes can get him to the front early.

“From the alley we have hopefully we’re in a forward position especially over the 950m. Hopefully we get away good and be thereabouts,” Parsons said.

“It was a nice trial, he ran third. He should improve but it’s his first start. I hope he runs a nice race.”

He said he had no grand plans just yet with Here And Now.

“We’ll see how he goes and then we’ll work out what will happen after Saturday.”

Here And Now’s stablemate Heza Thief ran an impressive second behind Molasses on Tuesday at Wellington.

Carrying 60.5kg and drawn barrier nine in a Flying Handicap over 1100m, Parsons was hugely pleased with the run despite being pipped at the post.

Heza Thief’s likely to enjoy a short break before resuming during August.

Fellow Cowra trainer Andrew Molloy has a couple of runners in action as well on Saturday.

Lankan Connection and Denmix are both looking for a change of fortunes at their home track.

“Lankan Connection had his career best run fresh at Cowra last preparation. It’s similar circumstances here he’s first up from a spell,” Molloy said.

“Denmix is a mare with some ability. We’re hoping to recapture some form.”

Cowra jockey Eleanor Webster-Hawes links with Denmix in the Cowra Community Chest Class 2 Handicap (1375m).

She’s booked to have another ride on the day on the Dennis Bush-trained Star Catcher in the Jamieson’s Joinery Maiden Plate (1200m).

There’s six races on the program at Cowra with racing beginning from 12.48pm with the Cowra Rotary Club CG&E Benchmark 50 Handicap (1100m).