Garaty qualifies two for Inter City

12:15 AM 03 Jan 2014 NZDT
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Aaron Garaty
Aaron Garaty

Hunter Valley trainer Aaron Garaty will have two chances in Saturday's Maitland Inter City Pace after qualifying Hit For Six and My Aliyana in Sunday's heats. Hit For Six was first up from a three month break but proved too strong in his heat while My Aliyana chased home former kiwi Ardghal finishing third.

"It is going to be a big ask for Hit For Six in the final because he will be forced to run two mile and a half races in the space of a week at his first two runs back from a spell but I am just happy to have two runners in the final," Garaty said.

"My Aliyana is probably the better chance of my two, she has been racing very consistently recently, I think she has won five of her last thirteen starts."

Mitchell Frost drove both of Garaty's runners in the heats but looks set to drive My Aliyana in the final.

"I'm pretty sure Mitchell will be driving My Aliyana but I haven't had a chance to speak with all of the owners in Hit For Six so at this stage I'm unsure who will be driving him."

"Unfortunately I am suspended from driving at the moment but I'm going to be cheering loudly for both of them on Saturday night."

Garaty only has twelve horses in work so to get two horses into the Inter City Pace is a tremendous effort.

"I have been having a pretty good run recently, I got a treble last week and things before that have been going really well, I've got some nice horses and great owners too."

"I've had a bit of luck with horses from the Wagga area, we got Hit For Six from down there, I know Andrew and Tim Doherty and they have been putting me onto a couple of horses that look suited to racing here in the Hunter."

Maitland's Inter City Pace meeting is part of the successful HRNSW TAB Carnival Of Cups circuit.

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