It’s been a big couple of weeks on and off the track for Bendigo trainer Josh Julius.
10 days ago Julius trained his first city winner when Dubai King led all the way to win at Moonee Valley.
Last Saturday, Julius smashed his first century in Bendigo cricket when he made 100 for White Hills second XI against Bendigo United. Julius hit 13 fours and one six in his 141-ball innings.
Julius will be hoping his recent run of success continues when Dubai King lines up in the final event at the Bendigo Jockey Club on Wednesday.
A winner of eight of his 41 career starts, Dubai King rises in class on his last start Moonee Valley victory, but it appears to be a winnable race for the bold front runner.
Josh Julius’ sister Melissa will ride the gelding and her three kilogram claim brings Dubai King into the race with one kilogram less than he carried to victory at the Valley.
The hardest to beat for Duabi King will be the Darren Weir-trained Silver Stratum.
The last-start Donald winner has opened up a $2.25 favourite in early markets and Dean Yendall will ride.
Dubai King is on the second line of betting at $5, while the other strong chance is Our Guarantee ($8) which won its maiden on Bendigo Cup day and then backed up with another strong victory at Echuca.
Bendigo trainer Shane Fliedner has two horses in the race at double figure odds – Racing Tycoon, to be ridden by Patrick Holmes, and More Spark, which has Harry Coffey in the saddle.
The BJC meeting has attracted a strong eight-race card. The first race is at 1.30pm, with the final event at 5pm.