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Comets v Edinburgh race-day update!
Photo by Dave Payne
Sun 21 May 2017 by Comets Press Office
Tonight at 7:30pm the Comets take on the table-topping Edinburgh Monarchs in what will surely prove to be the Comets toughest test at Derwent Park so far this season.
The Comets will be keen to build on their away success at Redcar on Thursday while the Monarchs will be looking to consolidate their place at the top of the SGB Championship table.

This fixture sees both the number ones of their respective teams going head to head against their former clubs; with new Monarchs number one Ricky Wells, a Comet for the past three seasons, going up against Craig Cook, who of course had five very successful seasons with the Monarchs from 2011 to 2015.

Edinburgh come into this fixture at full strength and with their side also featuring Australian Champion Sam Masters and the in-form Riss brothers, Erik and Mark, from Germany in their ranks as well as the impressive Aussie newcomer Josh Pickering, this has all the makings of a meeting where every point will be contested to the chequered flag, and with reserve Max Clegg having recently rediscovered his form after a tough start to the season the Monarchs are solid from top to bottom.

The Comets go into this match at full-strength making this a test that the Comets owner, Laura Morgan, is very much looking forward to.

“Our matches with Edinburgh are always pretty tense affairs as, over the past few seasons, they have had a considerable amount of success so they have always provided us with a very entertaining match at Derwent Park, and this time will be no different I am sure,” enthused Morgan.

“No doubt Ricky will be keen to return here and show that he still knows his way around the place while Craig will be keen to score points against his former club, so the fans are in for some great racing from the number ones. But, with the Monarchs and ourselves each having solid sides throughout then a great match is in prospect, and one not to be missed by the supporters.”

The weather forecast is good, with just a chance of a very light shower in the morning, which means that the track should be in perfect condition for the start time of 7:30pm; half an hour later than usual owing to it being a Sunday fixture.
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Last Updated :  Sun 21 May 2017, 08:09 UK
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