Onward and upward at Wagga

02:31 AM 26 Jun 2008 NZST
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Recent Harold Park winner Upward Ever Upward is back 'home' this Friday (June 27), at Wagga. The winner of four of his past five starts, Upward Ever Upward chases a hat-trick from the pole in race seven, a 1755 metre mobile.

The C4 performer is ideally-placed in the C4-C7 event, with trainer Brett Woodhouse to take the reins.

Woodhouse is the son of Rod Woodhouse, who conducts nearby Yirribee Pacing Stud at North Wagga. Upward Ever Upward is one of three last-start winners in the nine-horse event.

The others are the back-row pair of Barneys Delight (Michael Day Jnr) and Jonimcpaul (Michael Sullivan).

Hardest to beat will be this season's impressive all-the-way Harold Park winner, Misty Express.

The C8 pacer, prepared at Mirrool by Steve Maguire, will be handled by concession reinsman Rodney Coelli.

Wagga stages an eight-race TAB program, which includes a New South Wales Statebred bonus three-year-old pace.

Marshall Dobson

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