GREAT WESTERN - Great Western trainer Annette Marshall will saddle up Flooding Rain at tomorrow's Great Western Cup meeting in race three, the Green Eggs Scramble 0 - 68 Handicap over 1210m.
Marshall has described Flooding Rain as a very tall and athletic gelding and she said he is ticking over nicely in preparation for tomorrow's race.
"He's nice and fit," she said.
Flooding Rain will be having his first start in his home state after formerly being trained in New South Wales by Kris Lees.
The gelding has only had five starts for the one win at Quirindi in July of last year.
Annette is somewhat unsure of how Flooding Rain will perform but she is quietly confident that he will run an honest race.
While using Great Western as 'somewhat of a hit-out', Marshall is hoping that he will progress through the grades once he stretches out to 1600 metres and above.
The Great Western trainer bought the horse through Australian Bloodstock Thoroughbred agent Luke Morrell, who recommended the horse to her because of his caring nature and quiet temperament.
Flooding Rain is by Power Of Destiny, a stallion who was a moderately performed racehorse but has thrown out some nice horses during his brief time at stud.
The four-year-old is raced by Marshall, her husband Chris, as well as her mother.
Marshall is hoping he can win some prize money as she would like to donate the majority of it to the McGrath Foundation and other various charities.
Like many trainers in the Western District, Marshall is sending Flooding Rain not just for the races but also to support her hometown cup day and enjoy the day of racing and festivities.
"The track has turned out in great order thanks to endless hours from volunteers, who dedicate their time to keep Great Western as one of the better Country Cup meetings going around," Marshall said.