Could be double the fun for Billy

Trainer Billy Johnson is favoured to win two races at Thangool

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Jockey Dakota Graham and trainer Bevan (Billy) Johnson will be in action again at the Thangool races.

Jockey Dakota Graham and trainer Bevan (Billy) Johnson will be in action again at the Thangool races.

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Billy Johnson could be eyeing a double at Thangool on January 25, according to form analysts.

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TRAINER Bevan (Billy) Johnson could be eyeing a double at Thangool on January 25, according to form analysts.

The Bouldercombe-based Johnson will send seven runners to the races but form students favour Rural Rebel and Cartland as the most likely of his lot to succeed ahead of stablemates Lunar Spin, Chermside Miss, Rosover, Iqela and Blinkin Dusty.

Rural Rebel will contest the Members Class B Handicap (1200m) with Dakota Graham in the saddle, just as she was in the filly's previous three assignments.

Three-year-old Rural Rebel (by Monashee Mountain) is chasing her second winning cheque. Since November 16 when placed at Roma, Rural Rebel has finished no from the winner than fourth at Goondiwindi, Chinchilla, Taroom and Home Hill.

Cartland (Written Tycoon-Verkko) could make it a week-to-week double for the family if successful in the Thangool Race Club Handicap (800m).

His younger half-brother Master Jamie, by the imported Poet's Choice, captured his 10th win in 13 starts at Eagle Farm on January 18 and connections are looking towards the QTIS Jewel with him.

Cartland has a more modest record with two wins and three placings extracted from his 13 outings.

Brisbane jockey Matthew Gray and Thangool trainer Damien Rideout will team together with Final Hope in the Happy Australia Day Benchmark 65 (1075m).

A winner on the track, Final Hope has also posted four wins and 11 placings over similar distances.

Beaudesert will host a bumper 10-race card on January 26 at which connections will pursue $208,000 in prizemoney and bonuses available.

An interesting runner in the Aquis Two-Year-Old Plate (1200m) will be Statesville (Written Tycoon-Nickel and Court), bred and raced by the sponsor.

Trained for Aquis Farm by Kacy Fogden, Statesville trialled twice at Deagon (December 10) and Sunshine Coast (December 24) before a race debut on January 12.

With Andrew Mallyon riding, Statesville ran fourth, beaten four lengths at the end of 1000 meres in a Sunshine Coast juvenile.

Leading Gold Coast rider Ryan Plumb takes the reins this time.

Nanango visitor Fury The Storm could be an early favourite for the Australia Day Cup (1900m) at Kilcoy.

The Glenn Richardson-trained four-year-old, once prepared in Sydney by Gary Portelli, will be reacquainted with rider Hannah English, who last rode him in early December.

Gary Geran (once) and Sean Cormack (twice) have been a board Fury The Storm's past three starts.

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