Brilliant Belle makes her first start in front of the home crowd on Friday night. We’ll be waiting because the race is carded as the 8th on the evening – an anticipated post time of just after 10PM.
We drew the rail and Justin Shepherd will get the call in the six furlong, $7500 starter allowance over the main track.
As a reminder, a starter allowance is for horses that have run the previous year for a claiming price of “X”, with “X” being the amount shown in the conditions: in this case, $7500.
There are some pretty good ones in this field so a win will be a tall order, but we’re also by no means an also ran in here. A breakdown of the race will come later in the week.
We’ll be splitting up the group into thirds for rotating paddock access. These groups will be posted in a day or two. We split them alphabetically and then assign each group a number then we’ll pull a number out of a hat to see which group leads things off, that way the beginning of the alphabet doesn’t always go first every year.
I will also be posting some paddock etiquette and safety guidelines as well. The paddock can be a dangerous place and we don’t want there to be any issues.
Lots of information coming this week so keep an eye out.