Comeback mare eyes another Albany victory

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In-form pacer Track The Navajo will have strong claims in tomorrow night’s competitive Lion Nathan Fillies And Mares Pace (2258m) field at Harold Reid Paceway as the talented mare looks for a third win here this season.

Trained by Amy Stone, Track The Navajo has been ultra-impressive in her five starts at the Albany Harness Racing Club, winning twice and being placed in the other three starts.

The four-year-old mare was a narrow winner over 2258m on January 28 and then stormed home to run second behind All About The Cash over 1828m last start after coming from the second row.

Track The Navajo will tackle another competitive line-up in the latest fillies and mares race tomorrow night, but will relish the front-row draw and rise in distance back to the 2258m.

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Experienced driver Trent Wheeler will be in the cart, having driven the mare to both her wins in Albany.

Stone is hopeful of another strong performance from her rising pacer.

“I think she’ll do well again,” Stone said.

“She has a wider draw so we can probably look for the breeze or at least go forward in the field.

“It’s really pleasing to have her racing well — it took six months to get her back from injury.”

Last-start winner All About the Cash also appears a strong chance in the race for trainer-driver Ashleigh Markham, but will need to overcome a poor draw, starting from the outside of the second row.

Six-year-old See No Reason looks well placed from gate two on the front line for trainer Peter Fairless, while Shane Butterworth will partner consistent pacer Safari Storm, who was an Albany winner three starts back.

Stone will also start Squillions and Miss Stonebridge on the night.

The fillies and mares feature race is set down for 8.30pm, part of a six-race program which starts at 7.06pm.

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