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Local trainers set for big night at Echuca Harness Club

By Riverine Herald

THE Echuca Pacing Cup meeting tonight will see some of the best trainers from across the country with runners on track.

But the event will also see more than its share of locals looking for glory of their own.

Race two of the night features Trevor Galloway's trained On A Safari.

The seven-year-old mare was far from her best in her most recent run at Shepparton on January 11, finishing 10th in a 12-horse race.

But she has had some success in her past five starts, including a win at Shepparton in July and a second at Cobram in August.

Her last run of note came at Gunbower on December 8, where she ran fourth.

Race three, the O'Brien Electrical Echuca Moama Trotters Cup, will have two local runners in action, with the Peter Lindberg-trained Star Gazing and Faye McEwan's Majestic Time both taking to the track.

Star Gazing has two wins to his name in 26 starts, though his most recent came in Echuca on June 21, 2018.

He has had five starts this year, with a third place in Cobram on January 5 the pick of the lot.

Majetic time also has his share of experience on the track at Echuca, with a win on August 9 won of his five career wins.

He last ran the track on New Year's Day, finishing fifth, while a fourth at Swan Hill in early January is his best run of the year so far.

While not a regular winner, he has placed in close to half of his career runs.

Race four will have just one local, with Susan Hunter training Monash for the race.

The six-year-old has eight wins to its name throughout its career, the most recent coming just weeks ago at Wedderburn on January 19.

He is also a regular in the placings, with a 46 per cent career place record.

The fifth will again see two local runners, with Ros Rolfe's Dallas Franco and Wayne Lear's Dayseedee.

It's Franco's return to the local track where he claimed his most recent victory on New Year's Day.

It was the first career win for the five-year-old in 12 starts, with a further three runs since.

He usually delivers, placing in more than half of his career runs.

Wayne Lear's Dayseedee will start her 27th race, looking to add a fifth career win to the total.

She last led the field at Shepparton on August 28, with a fifth place at Cobram on January 5 her best result in five runs.

Race eight will also have two locals, with Tony Peacock's Majadore and Ros Rolfe's Franks Very Much.

Five-year-old Majadore has been in great form in her past five runs, with a win and three places. The win came at Swan Hill on December 17, her eighth.

A placing is not uncommon, with Majadore having placed in 60 per cent of her runs.

Six-year-old Franks Very Much's most recent win came at Echuca on September 3, his 11th career victory.

Since then a place at Melton has been his best effort, but he is still a regular placegetter with a 43 per cent delivery rate.

In the final race of the night Geoff Allen's Sassyfeet and Fred McKenner's Cobber Mac will be the final local hopes.

Six-year-old Sassyfeet will be hunting her fourth career win, and first since September 27 at Shepparton.

A third place at Shepparton on December 18 is her most recent performance of note.

Seven-year-old Cobber Mac has had his share of placings of late, with a second at Wedderburn on January 19 a strong showing, with his most recent win coming in Shepparton on June 14.