FRIDAY: December 13, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Matthew Vella is hoping “lightning will strike twice” at his home track’s final meeting of the year on Sunday.

And there’s bound to be plenty of emotion if his unraced three-year-old filly De Grawin makes a successful debut in the J & G Excavations & Asphalting Provincial & Country Maiden Handicap (1100m).

A daughter of Snitzel, the aptly-named De Grawin (Grawin is an opal field near Lightning Ridge) is the fourth...