Robb promises success at Forbes

Brett ‘Snow’ Robb leads around On A Promise before the five-year-old won the 1550m Open Picnic Trophy at Gilgandra. Photo: Sarsfield Racing Photography.

The Robb family name has become synonymous with NSW picnic racing in recent years, and today Brett ‘Snow’ Robb, the son of legendary trainer Rodney Robb, will be chasing more success at Forbes.

Snow took over as the main trainer of the Nyngan-based operations after his father stepped aside earlier this year, and the popular local has already tasted success, with On A Promise winning at Coonabarabran on September 5, and Gilgandra on September 26. 

Snow will team up with Maddy Wright with On A Promise again today, with the five-year-old Lake Cargelligo owned galloper shooting for a hat trick of wins in the fifth race, the 1400m Open Picnic Trophy event. 

The Shrapnel gelding was very good last time out, bolting in for a comfortable 3.18 length victory in the 1550m Open Picnic Trophy at Gilgandra and looks a big chance today. 

On A Promise bolts in for victory with Maddy Wright in the saddle.

On A Promise won’t be the only time Robb and Wright team up today either, with the popular duo saddling up Occasional in the 1100m Maiden Plate, while Robb will also have Combogolong in the same event, ridden by Ash Boyd. 

It is only a three-horses field, so Robb looks to hold all the aces. 

The rest of the five-race-program at Forbes looks a punters delight, with some good picnic gallopers going around, with the first race kicking off at 2pm. 

Robb himself has a busy weekend ahead in general, with another three runners engaged at Sunday’s Coonamble Cup meeting. 

City Jet (Greg Ryan) and Adam’s First Pick (Mick Heagney) are in the 1100m Maiden Plate and Festival Light, who has been scratched from the Coonamble Cup, will run around as the top weight in the 1400m Benchmark 66 Handicap.