Filly Anything You Touch set to make golden return

It took Julia Ceely 15 starts to get her first win as a trainer, so it's not surprising she's bringing Anything You Touch back to the scene of her triumph at Queanbeyan on Tuesday.

The three-year-old filly broke her maiden status on her home track last start, saluting by four lengths from Ryedale Road in the maiden plate (900 metres).

It took Ceely's record to one win and three places since she took up training.

Anything You Touch will jump in the class 1 handicap (1100m) as part of Queanbeyan's one-and-only, stand-alone meet this season.

While Ceely took 15 starts to break her maiden status, it's only taken Anything You Touch three. The daughter of Hold That Tiger has moved through the places, finishing third in her first start and then second the next.

While Queanbeyan Cup day is QRacing's most important day racing wise, it means Tuesday is one of their most important days for revenue.


Chief executive Brendan Comyn said the stand-alone status allowed the club to attract more betting revenue, of which the club earns a percentage.

''It is [important] from the financial point of view,'' he said.

''We've just had our half-year results and they're very encouraging compared with the last few years and a day like tomorrow, with us being a stand-alone meeting, it will be the cream on the cake or it might put us behind the eight-ball again.

''Either way, it will be a very important day.''

He said there were capacity fields in every race and the club had fixed the teething problems it had with the new watering system, ensuring the track was in the ''best condition it's been in for a long time''.