TERANG trainer John Barry rates veteran galloper Sir Chatalot his best chance for success from four runners he will saddle up at Warrnambool on Thursday.
Sir Chatalot will be joined by stablemates Solitary Choice, Cherax and Peg Leg Ben for the popular trainer, on what appears to be a tough eight race program for punters.
“I would say Sir Chatalot is my best hope,” Barry said.
“I think he’s a good place chance at nice odds.
"His last run at Ararat was better then it looked on paper.
"He did all the donkey work in the run before finishing in seventh spot.
"He was just over a length from the winner.
"My major worry is the wide barrier.
"He’s had no luck with barriers at his last few runs.
"The three kilogram claim for apprentice jockey Jessie Philpot is a real bonus.”
Barry said the next start for his four horses after Warrnambool will be at the Terang meeting on February 27.
The running rail will be out three metres for Warrnambool’s meeting.
More than 26 mls of rain has fallen at the course over the last week forcing club officials to give an early track rating of a soft five.
They are confident the track will have a good rating when the first race starts at 2.10pm.
Greyhound racing is also on in Warrnambool on Thursday with a meeting to be held at Wannon Park.
The meeting will include 11 races, with the race eight Restricted Win Final the feature event.
Dybala and Dealer Wins both go into the race as last-start winners, while Chief Long Face has been placed in three of its last four starts.
The first race will be ran at 6.17pm with the final, race 11, at 9.01pm.