Morisset trainer Mark Callaghan looks to cap big week with Rave Moonraker

Morisset trainer-driver Mark Callaghan hopes to cap a successful week when Rave Moonraker tries to go one better at Menangle on Saturday night.

Callaghan will start Rave Moonraker from gate eight in race five chasing another win at Menangle, where the gelding took out a Country Series final last month.

Rave Moonraker was second at the track last Saturday night, when Callaghan won at Newcastle with Culinary Delight on debut for his stable.

Culinary Delight backed up on Monday at Bankstown for another victory.

“She went nice,” Callaghan said of the six-year-old mare.

“Those are the only two starts we’ve given her and she’s showing a bit of promise so we’ll see where we end up, but I haven’t got anything lined up for her at this stage.”

He said Rave Moonraker faced a tough task in an open field at Menangle.

“He’s in good form so he’s got to be some hope,” he said.

“He won a Country Series final there last month but this is a bit of a step up. He raced good there last week for second so hopefully he goes well again tomorrow night.”

Maitland trainer Darren Elder has Shannonsablast in the second and Singleton trainer Aaron Goadsby has Lavra Bhutan in the third. Goadsby won at Bankstown on Monday with Takara Truffle.

At Newcastle, Maitland trainer Jamie Bond will be aiming for a third consecutive victory with Ultimate Ace in the third of an eight-race card. Ultimate Ace won at Tamworth two weeks ago and was successful at Newcastle on September 17. 

Mark Callaghan

Mark Callaghan

The first race is set down for 6.37pm.

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