Back of Bourke trainer takes on Randwick

BackofBourketrainertakesonRandwick

March29,20173:30pm。

byAAP

TrainerJamesHatchisdrivingfromliterallythebackofBourketoRandwickforachancetohavehishorsecrownedcountryracingchampion。

Itsathree-daytriptothebigsmokefromHungerfordatinybordertown200kmnorthwestofBourkewhereHatchrunsacattleandsheepstation。

HesayshehasjustenoughextratimetomuckaroundwithtworacehorsesStoneyriseandNiceOneSon。

HatchistheonlylicensedtrainerinBourkewhereracemeetingsarefewandfarbetween。

Stoneyrise,whowasboughtattheDubboyearlingsales,wonhismaidenatBourkeinApril2015thetownsfirstmeetinginmorethanadecade。

Hehasalsowonfourofhispastfivestarts,includingtheCountryChampionshipsqualifieratDubboonFebruary19,whichearnedhimaspotinthe1400mfinalatRandwickonSaturday。

Fromafieldof16plussevenemergencies,Stoneyrisewillstartfrombarrier18underapprenticejockeyJakePracey-Holmes。

Thisisthestiffesttestyet,HatchtoldAAPfromCowraonWednesday,withanotherfulldayoftravelaheadofhim。

Ivejustseenthebarrierdraw。

Ivegotthevisitorsdraw。

Welljusthavetowaitandseehowtheracepansout。

WhileStoneyrisemighthaveracegoerssentimentalsupport,puntersarebackingtheMatthewDunn-trainedPerfectDare。

Thefour-year-oldhasbeenthefavouritesincehewontheGraftonqualifieronFebruary13andisat$3。

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