Back on home soil after interstate Group win

11 January 2022 | HRNSW MEDIA | AMANDA RANDO
Driver Jack Callaghan.

Driver Jack Callaghan.

Young reinsman Jack Callaghan is back in action on home soil at Menangle today. 

The 20-year-old only has the one drive on the six-race program, in race one on trotter Make Mine Muscle. 

Callaghan drove interstate in Victoria on the weekend for the first time and secured Group 2 victory in the Bendigo Cup with pacer Spirit Of St Louis. 

He took the drive for trainer Belinda McCarthy, who Callaghan works for. 

“It was a massive thrill to win this race here,” said Callaghan after the effort. 

“Luke (McCarthy) and Belinda are great to work for and since I moved to Sydney they have taken me under their wing. 

“It’s great to reward them in bigger races like this.” 

It has been a strong start to the new season for Callaghan who just last week won the Group 3 Intercity Pace Final at Maitland with Chevron Art. 

Callaghan has driven 290 winners in his career.

The iForm best bets for today:

Menangle best bet 

Race 4: Nitro Lad (3)

Vastly improved player that can bring up a hat trick of victories since changing trainers.

Menangle next best 

Race 6: Artemis (5)

Can make a race of with the leading fancies showing enough against stronger opposition when resuming.

Around the tracks

Tamworth best bet

Race 5: Surfers Delight (10)

Has the back row but looks the class factor.

Play the exotics 

The Menangle quaddie

Race 3: 1-6

Race 4: 3

Race 5: 3-4-5-8

Race 6: 4-8-5

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