Rodney Robb-trained Blue Channel gunning fro third straight win at Coonamble this weekend

CHANCE: Wendy Peel, pictured during a recent meet at Wellington, will ride Blue Channel for Rodney Robb on Saturday. Photo: NICK GUTHRIE
CHANCE: Wendy Peel, pictured during a recent meet at Wellington, will ride Blue Channel for Rodney Robb on Saturday. Photo: NICK GUTHRIE

After back-to-back wins, Blue Channel will step up in class at Coonamble on Saturday.

The Rodney Robb-trained mare struggled for consistency early in her career but after a breakthrough win at Nyngan’s Duvck Creek picnics, the four-year-old followed it up with victory at Carinda last time out.

Blue Channel will be targeting a hat-trick of wins when taking part in Saturday’s Coonamble Panel and Paint Repairs and Dave’s Plumbing Class 2 Handicap (1300m).

The mare will go from barrier four on Saturday and will carry a light weight after Wendy Peel’s three kilogram claim offsets the original 56.5kg.

It will be Blue Channel’s biggest test yet with a number of in-form gallopers set to go around at Coonamble.

Top weight Beale Street, trained by Gavin Groth, is stepping back down having contested class 3 events in recent times and will be piloted by Jake Pracey-Holmes at Coonamble.

Another leading contender is Silent Sea, who will be making just a second start for leading Scone trainer Brett Cavanough.

Prior to that, the five-year-old mare had raced on provincial tracks when trained by Brad Widdup.

Dubbo trainer Garry Lunn will have Black Platinum contesting the 1300m event, the six-year-old gelding having placed once in three starts for the Dubbo trainer.

That was a third placed finish behind Cameron Crockett’s promising Crim at Wellington last month.

Alena Skerritt will take the ride for Lunn.

Racing starts 1.08pm.

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