Strong hand for Kersley

Hall Of Fame Trainer Fred Kersley has a strong hand in the last event of the day at Belmont Park on Wednesday when he saddles up Almaher Man and Bandalera Beau in the Amelia Park Handicap (1400m). 

Almaher Man has had eight career starts for a victory and five other top three finishes, with his maiden victory coming two starts ago. 

Last start he led throughout with the top wight but tired late to lose by 4.5 lengths to the eventual winner Elite Fighter.  

Kersley has elected to put in-form hoop Clint Johnston-Porter in the saddle who has ridden 12 winners from his past 25 rides. 

Bandalera Beau will resume following two trials, the most recent trial being a much-improved effort. 

The three-year-old gelding by Rommel has had the five starts for a victory and two placings, with strong form lines around Searchin’ Rock’s and Multinational.  

Beaux Banovic-Edwards will take the ride meaning the gelding will only have to carry 58kg from barrier two.