Megan Keeping

Megan Keeping to have another crack at a Sandown Park success

MEGAN Keeping will return to Sandown Park on Thursday night where she will be aiming to score her first win over the track and trip after two placings in recent weeks.

Trained by Kelly and Brett Bravo, Megan Keeping hasn’t had much luck at her past two starts, and will be facing another tough task on Thursday against a smart field.

The daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Indigo Gem has drawn box five in the challenging event and will need to show her customary early dash to find the front in the early stages.

“When I saw box five I wasn’t too worried because she is normally a pretty good beginner, but when I saw the field she was in against I was a bit shocked because it is a bloody hard race,” Kelly said.

“There is a lot of pace in the race which doesn’t really suit her, but she is racing well and has being trying her heart out so she will be giving it her all.”

Megan is a winner of 20 of her 50 career starts, while she has filled a placing on a further 16 occasions, with $42,610 in career earnings to her name.

Kelly explained she would likely take Megan to a provincial track after Thursday’s race to give her a break from the city where she has been racing consistently without winning.

“Hopefully she makes it around safe and next week we can take her somewhere else for a bit of a change of scenery,” she said.

“I think she is good enough to pinch a race at Sandown so we might bring her back down the track and try her again.”

In further Race A Chaser news, Noakis Girl is still on the comeback from injury and is set to trial on Saturday morning at Ballarat. All going well, the daughter of Big Daddy Cool and Noaki Pace is expected to be back racing next week.

“She is working well at home, we just need to string a couple of runs together with her now to get her fully fit,” Bravo explained.

“The injuries that have slowed her down have only been little niggling ones, but if we were to push through and race her with them they could potentially turn into something a lot more serious.

“If she pulls up well after her trial on Saturday we will probably take her to Warrnambool next week for a race.”

Also nearing a return to the track is Jaguara who is now in the care of prominent trainer Steve Shinners in WA.

‘Flash’ had a nice trial at Mandurah during the week and looks likely to make his debut in the West next Friday night at Mandurah over 647m after pulling up well.

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