Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Stable Favourite to Deliver on Kirby Dreams

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Stable Favourite to Deliver on Kirby Dreams

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SIR JAMES KIRBY HCP: While he has been the King of the Carnival at Grafton in recent years there is one feature race that still remains at the top of John Shelton's bucket list.

The Sir James Kirby Handicap (1000m).

The sprint has eluded Shelton for a number of years after placing in it some time ago, but his luck might be about to change as stable favourite Lucky Meteor launches from barrier 10 in the race today.

The short-course specialist has been placed in the Inverell Shorts, Wauchope Sprint and Kempsey June Stakes this year with big weights but will come back to 56kg for the time-honoured dash.

But it is a chance for the sprinter to return to his home track which has Shelton most excited.

"It has been a while since he has run here and I think he might have won his last start here," Shelton said. …

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