Strong field heads to Bedgerabong Picnics

Maddison Wright holds aloft the Bedgerabong picnic races cup in 2018.

Maddison Wright holds aloft the Bedgerabong picnic races cup in 2018.

Punters who filled their pockets by following Maddison Wright over recent years will be keen to again support runners ridden by the Moruya based jockey at the Bedgerabong Picnics on Saturday.

The NSW premiership winning Picnic rider makes the long trip from the far south coast to the track where she rode a winning double at the 2017 meeting followed by four winners in 2018 and a treble last year.

This Saturday she has a full book of six rides for Rodney Robb including the very consistent Mango Liston in the $9,000 Western Tree Care Bedgerabong Picnic Cup over 1400 metres.

Expected to go well is the Sharon Jeffries, Parkes trained Hokkaido ridden by Brent Evans. Evans began riding on the Picnic circuit in 2019 after leaving the sport for several years, but he was once rated by many as the best apprentice jockey in Australia.

Hokkaido is striking form again under the care of Sharon Jeffries and after placings at TAB meetings at Bathurst and Warren finished a good second to Drummed Out in the Geurie Picnic Cup.

Condobolin trainer Steve Beattie has accepted with his classy grey Hope Island and also Spinning Dawn which finished second to Lulu's Destiny in the 2018 Cup.

Feature sprint is the Daniel Ball Transport Clearview Bracelet over 800 metres and a lot of interest will focus on veteran galloper Dunderry with a record of 14 wins and 31 placings from 121 starts.

Forbes trainers represented at the meeting are Dennis Bush and Wendy Baker who have their horses racing well over recent weeks while Cowra trainer Andrew Molloy has a good following in Forbes and will start Glamouron and last start Cowra winner Valerian.

First race is scheduled for 1.30pm and the fields are the best for several years.