Six Albany runners chase glory in $100,000 Provincial Championship Series Final at Belmont Park

Harry GrigsonAlbany Advertiser
Sacred Oath is among six local runners in the Skyracing.TV-Provincial Championship Series Final.
Camera IconSacred Oath is among six local runners in the Skyracing.TV-Provincial Championship Series Final. Credit: Laurie Benson/RegionalHUB

Six Albany runners will chase feature race victory in the $100,000 Skyracing.TV-Provincial Championship Series Final (1400m) at Belmont on Saturday.

The provincial final is contested by some of the best regional horses from across the State who have excelled in heats around WA.

Albany trainer Roy Rogers will lead the charge with a two-pronged attack of Sacred Oath and Rocapozzene, while Great Southern trainer of the year Steve Wolfe has Gage Roads entered.

Sacred Oath, to be ridden by Lucy Fiore, is riding a wave of form having won his past two starts in Albany. One of those was the Albany heat of the series on May 19 where he beat Gage Roads by more than one length.

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The brilliant five-year-old has drawn well in barrier three.

Four-year-old Rocapozzene will be steered by Beaux Banovic-Edwards but has drawn horribly in gate 19.

Perth hoop Shaun McGruddy will ride Gage Roads from barrier seven and with 55kg.

Local trainer Paul Hunter will unleash Henry The Aviator who will have Brad Parnham onboard and jump from barrier 13 alongside fellow Albany trainer Jonathon Jachmann’s five-year-old gelding, Via Monte (14).

Albany trainer Peter Western’s Starauthoress rounds out the local flavour with Holly Watson aboard.

Both Rocapozzene and Starauthoress will carry the minimum 54kg.

Wolfe’s four-year-old dasher Little Silver is unlikely to get a start, listed as the second emergency.

The final is set down for 4.25pm on Saturday.

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