Warwick Turf Club president Jim Costello has a look at the track of the Boxing Day races.
Warwick Turf Club president Jim Costello has a look at the track of the Boxing Day races. Kerri Burns-Taylor

And they're racing

WARM weather and a party atmosphere will greet racegoers at Allman Park this Boxing Day.

With Warwick Cup washed out this year due to bad weather, Monday's event will be the biggest of the year, with owners and trainers racing for more than $27,000 worth of prize money.

Days like these could not go ahead without sponsors and the Warwick Turf Club thanks its race sponsors, who have been part of the day for a long time and are also are regular supporters of the Warwick Turf Club.

The sponsors are Warwick Real Estate, Hynes Newsagency, Steele's Bakery, Brian Bunch Plumbing, Panasonic Studio Productions and Hopes Body Repairs.


Race 1 - 1.30pm: Warwick Real Estate/Hynes Newsagency Maiden Plate (800m)

It looks a race of the two super sires, Easy Rocking and Carry the Flag, who have two runners each in this race.

Sweet Sweet Love is the top pick on exposed form coming of an unlucky third last start at Chinchilla.

Gets back to a firmer surface here and looks the goods to take this one out for trainer Eric Ropiha.

For the placings, 10 Rocking News, 1 Carry the Pride, 2 Flag 'n' Fury.


Race 2 - 2.05pm: Steele's Bakery & Cafe Qtis Maiden Plate (1200m)

A three-year-old and up QTIS race tends to bring out the better horses with prize money around TAB levels but it also make it harder to find a winner with different form lines for most of the runners.

There are three real good chances in this but my hard earned will be going on Our Little Missy.

Gatton trainer Reg McKay wouldn't be coming over just for a run and this four year old Dracula mare has been in the placings of late in stronger races at Ipswich and also gets in at 54.5kg with the claim for apprentice Amanda Smith for the placing's 3 Jetalong and 4 Kezz's Boy.


Race 3 - 2.40pm: Hope's Spring Repairs Class B Handicap (1200m)

Another tricky class B race that should provide a bit of value to punters.

Monde Bijou looks to have the best exposed form with two last start seconds at Toowoomba on the Cushion Track in harder company.

Get back in grade and the wide barrier shouldn't affect the mares run as she will try to lead.

For the placings, 1 Jester Smile and Sequalo Mix.


Race 4 - 3.19pm: Hope's Body Repairs Open Handicap (1200m)

The feature race on the card looks an absolute cracker with plenty of both Brisbane and Country Cups horses in this race.

The market should be wide open with plenty of chances with the field only having a difference in weights of five kilos.

The Sel Andrew trained Release Me wasn't disgraced running 10th to Prost in one of the hottest class 6 fields in Brisbane for some time last start.

The gelding goes up in weight but gets a class drop into this race, has drawn a good barrier and has the experience of Gary Geran on board.

For the placings, 8 Duke William, 5 and Seventh Heart.


Race 5 - 3.59pm: Brian Bunch Plumbing Class 3 Plate (1100m)

The scamper over the 1100m to finish the meeting looks like a cracking race.

Regal Scout was impressive last prep with a solid second in a Class 3 at the Gold Coast behind Luna Life.

Has taken a while to get going this prep with two trials and a very ordinary run first up at Toowoomba.

Has been given a freshen up for this race and might just surprise at good odds.

For the placings, 7 Spirit and Seas and 10 Tegic.

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