CONSISTENT Warrnambool galloper Kent Street deserves his chance to win a $100,000 benchmark 70 race at Hamilton on Saturday, according to his trainer Peter Chow.
The $100,000 race over 1600 metres and the $60,000 Hamilton Cup are the two feature races on the eight-race program.
Kent Street has run second at his last three outings.
Chow said he was confident the five-year-old would run well.
"My bloke is a strong chance," the popular Warrnambool-based trainer said.
"He deserves a crack at the $100,000 race. It's excellent prizemoney with the prospect of running in the final in a few weeks if he runs well.
"Kent Street was a shade unlucky not to have won last time at Geelong. He's trained on since that effort."
Nine runners face the starter in the Hamilton Cup following Cavalro's scratching.
Warrnambool trainers have a strong hand in the 2200-metre race with Symon Wilde running Another Coldie, Aaron Purcell saddling up Instigator while Plymouth Road and Like The Clappers are Matthew Williams' runners.
Meanwhile, veteran galloper Gailo Chop runs in the $1 million group one Ladbrokes Stakes at Caulfield for Williams.
Fellow local trainer Lindsey Smith saddles up Black Heart Bart in the race. Black Heart Bart is going for two consecutive group one victories.
Promising Warrnambool filly Crowned Lizzie runs for Daniel Bowman in a $200,000 group three race over 1200 metres.
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