ROLLING COVERAGE: Country Championships day at Dubbo Turf Club

5:35pm: Tamworth trainer Leon Davies caps Championships day by winning the final event with his good type Brilliant Poet. The win capped a double for young jockey Blaike McDougall.

Something Borrowed wins the 2016 Dubbo heat of the Country Championships.

Something Borrowed wins the 2016 Dubbo heat of the Country Championships.

5pm: Dubbo trainers Justin Stanley and Peter Nestor will be off to Randwick on April 2 after Something Borrowed beat Not A Shadow in the $100,000 Dubbo heat of the Country Championships. The win will be a major fillip for John McKinnon, who trained the winner prior to starting treatment for a major illness.

4:40pm: Any Blinkin' Day remains favourite for the $100,000 Country Championship heat but money coming for the Justin Stanley-trained Something Borrowed, now into $4.40.

4.26pm: Off the topic but getting word through that Macquarie have won the 2015/16 Whitney Cup competition. The Blues, led by veteran Jason Green made 9-272 yesterday and won comfortably. It's Green's first Whitney Cup after spending more than two decades in Dubbo top grade cricket. The Blues also won the Dawson Cup, while the Pinnington and Kelly Cup deciders are yet to be completed.

4:25pm: Any Blinkin' Day has opened as a $3.00 favourite for the $100,000 Country Championships Heat at Dubbo. Greg Ryan will take the ride for Clint Lundholm. The first two horses across the line in this race will go through to the $400,000 final at Randwick on April 2.

4:20pm: The locals have saluted at Dubbo with Cuban Lass getting up in a deceptive finish to beat Marvel. Connections of both horses were glued to the Sky Channel televisions watching replays before the number went in the frame. Cuban Lass was ridden by apprentice Blaike McDougall and is trained by Garry Lunn.

4:00pm: Wide open betting affair in race six, with Cuban Lass holding favouritism at $4.80. The mare is trained by Garry Lunn at Dubbo. Meanwhile, Wyong trainer Kim Waugh has just won the Newcastle heat of the Provincial Championships with classy mare Hetty Heights. The feature Country Championships heat here will be run at 4.50pm.

3:40pm: The trip home to Wyong will be a sweet one for Wyong trainer Wayne Seelin after his consistent mare Feature took out the first leg of the quadrella. Ridden by Jeff Kehoe, the $6.80 chance beat Infinite Bliss (Mathew Cahill) and Rumeron (Aaron Sweeney).

3:30pm:  Judo a well-supported favourite here for race five, to be ridden by Greg Ryan and trained at Orange by Alison Smith. Iwilldoit drifting after opening as the punters' elect.

3:10pm: Cowra trainer Andrew Molloy comes from one of the region's most famous racing families and he has tasted success here in race four with Northern Act. Ridden by Mathew Cahill the mare won in a blanket finish, beating Rehanaat (Tiffany Jeffries) by a head, with Fettler's Boot (Vad Bolozhinskyi) a further long neck away in third place.

Rehanaat just fails to run down Northern Act in race four on the program.

Rehanaat just fails to run down Northern Act in race four on the program.

2:50pm: A slight drift in betting for the favourite in race four, Precision Strike, which is out to $2.20. Some local support coming for the Clint Lundholm-trained Bulbadah, which has been backed in to $9.00 with Greg Ryan aboard. The speedy Mayez is also in the market at $8.00, along with Tamazoj.

2:45pm: Earlier we mentioned the great result for Shiraz in the Galaxy Stakes at Rosehill yesterday. Another local interest out of yesterday's big Golden Slipper meeting came in the form of Libran. The former European is part owned by former Dubbo businessman Lloyd Walker and won the Group 3 Manion Cup (2400m) and is on a path towards the Sydney Cup over The Championships.

2:40pm: Precision Strike is early favourite for race four. It is currently a $2.00 chance for trainer Anthony Honess and jockey Aaron Bullock.

2:25pm: And it is a double for Hook and Travers as Subway Surfer beats Church Square in a thrilling finish to race three on the card. Today was the Denmarket x Blue White gelding's 19th start but he had good form leading into the race with three fourths from his previous four starts. Church Square (Clayton Gallagher) was good for second, with More Than Alright (Greg Ryan) running third. Time for thew 1600m journey was 1:37.16.

2:00pm: With one win already under their belt, the Greg Hook/Mick Travers combination have the early favourite for race three in Subway Surfer. The four-year-old gelding is currently a $3.40 chance through TAB.com.au.

1:50pm: Kandos trainer Greg Hook lands a winner on Championships Day as Bella La Belle takes out the second event, ridden by Mick Travers. The filly was a $6.40 chance on the NSW tote and beat Nothin' Like Cash (Rasit Yetimova) and Espresso Martini (Ken Dunbar). Edie's Delight (Kacie Chater) was a late scratching.

Bella La Belle wins race two for Kandos trainer Greg Hook.

Bella La Belle wins race two for Kandos trainer Greg Hook.

Mick Travers brings Bella La Belle back to scale.

Mick Travers brings Bella La Belle back to scale.

1:36pm: Support on course coming for the Darren Hyde-trained Handful Of Aces, which will be ridden by Mathew Cahill. Now a $2.60 favourite. Locals have their pockets full after Shiraz ran a slashing second in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill yesterday.

1:30pm: With race 1 done and won, we look at race two where Stephen Edwards and Greg Ryan have the current favourite On The Way Coming, currently a $2.40 chance with TAB.com.au

Eccelere wins the opening event at Dubbo.

Eccelere wins the opening event at Dubbo.

1:25pm: Race 1 is taken out by Eccelere, trained at Warwick Farm by Jim Litt and ridden by Anthony Cavallo. The filly broke through at her 11th start and beat So Joyous (Michael Travers) and Relative Chaos (Aaron Sweeney). The margins were two lengths by two-and-a-quarter lengths with the 1100m covered in 1:03.98.

1:01pm: Delay here at Dubbo with no vet on course. Horses sent back to the stalls and jockeys sent back to their room. The length of the delay is not known at this stage. We have a third favourite now in race one though, with Eccellere backed into $3.50.

12.55pm: 10 mins before jump time and the Justin Stanley-trained Street Express, to be ridden by Greg Ryan, is into $3.80 favourite.

12:30pm: The Mack Griffith-trained Twilight Charade, owned by Mudgee's Gooree Stud, holds $3.40 favouritism with TAB.com.au for the opening event, which will be run at 1.05pm.

11:50am: We're just over an hour away from race one on Country Championships day at Dubbo Turf Club. The feature race is at 4.50pm this afternoon with local hope Any Blinkin' Day currently rated a $2.80 favourite with TAB.com.au.

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