A handful of Albany gallopers set to contest the $100,000 Skyracing.Tv Provincial Championship Series Final

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Kyra Yuill on the Sherylanne Dombrowski-trained Loki earlier this season.
Camera IconKyra Yuill on the Sherylanne Dombrowski-trained Loki earlier this season. Credit: Taj Stubber

Consistent Albany galloper Loki will face his biggest test to date in Saturday’s $100,000 Skyracing.Tv Provincial Championship Series Final (1400m) at Belmont Park.

Local trainer Sherrylanne Dombrowski has been patient with the six-year-old gelding, which she bred and owns with family members.

Five Albany gallopers are set to make the trip to Perth to contest the final.

Loki is lightly raced, having only had 12 career starts, but he is starting to reward Dombrowski for her patience, with two wins, a second and third in his last five starts.

The gelding ran second in the Mt Barker heat of the championships to earn a spot in the final.

Dombrowski had her last runner in Perth seven years ago which was Loki’s half-brother Strange Brew and she thinks Loki can produce a cheeky race.

“I think he can make the step up and be competitive,” she said.

“He has given every indication at his past few starts that he can.

“The only query I have is stepping up to the 1400m and the travel up in the morning.

“I would be really happy with a top six finish.”

Kyra Yuill is booked to ride Loki from barrier two.

“He is drawn where he can be prominent in the run,” Dombrowski said.

“From the gate he should be able to lead and I think he will be in the race for a long time.

“I would love him to win, but I have to be realistic and I would be happy with whatever he does on the day.”

Roy Rogers will have a two-pronged attack in the final with Dark Assault and Kendel’s Mee Dad.

Dark Assault and Kendel’s Mee Dad won the Albany and Mt Barker heats respectively.

Champion jockey William Pike is on Dark Assault while Shaun O’Donnell will ride Kendel’s Mee Dad.

Steve Wolfe’s Lacevinsky is the fourth emergency in the race while Long Knife Brother will represent the Des Attwell stable with Jade McNaught taking the reins.

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