The Border Watch : January 9th 2015
SPorT nEwS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org CaLL MarIjan TOs On (08) 8723 3231 coonawarra cu 33P 660022 Tyres, Mags, rePaIrs & aLL 4X4 aCCessOrIes sUPPLIeD & FITTeD All brAnds 332 COMMerCIaL sT WesT www.mtwheels.com.au Special day’s racing at Penola Treble for Cerchi-Creighton team PorT nEwS TIPS sport rT nEwS TIPS email@example.com CaLL MarIjan TOs On (08) 8723 3231 coonawarra cu 33P 660022 Tyres, Mags, rePaIrs & aLL 4X4 aCCessOrIes sUPPLIeD & FITTeD All brAnds 332 COMMerCIaL sT WesT www.mtwheels.com.au Special day’s racing at Penola Treble for Cerchi-Creighton team es/ es/ SABOIS Maiden Player IT was a case of catch-me-if-youcan for Deronimo in the opening race on the Penola program. His eight opponents couldn’t do that as Deronimo ran his rivals ragged to lead all the way. A great result for his trainer, the Minimay based Tammy Pretlove who is also the secretary of the Naracoorte Racing Club. The well supporterd favourite, Scarbelly Butch ($3.20 into $2.20) sat second and gave chase, but all in vain, as Pretlove chalked up her first ever winner. “It’s a great thrill and as I’m the only owner on course, the celebrations will have to wait until get home,” a delighted Pretlove said. Prior to Race 1, stewards downgraded the Penola track from a Good 4 to a Soft 6 due to 9mm of rain overnight and consistent morning showers. Summary: 3 Deronimo (Kate Walters) 1st; 6 Vonconi (Matthew Neilson) 2nd; 5 Scarbelly Butch (Jordan Frew) 3rd. Winning trainer: Tammy Pretlove. Race 2 – Whistle Post Wines Maiden Plate FOR the omen punters on Coonawarra Vignerons’ Cup day, how could you go past It’s Martini Time in the 1700m maiden, sponsored by Whistle Post Wines? The former Victorian galloper is now with Lee Creek in Mount Gambier and improved substantially at his third run for the new stable. The result broke his maiden status at start No. 17. A patient ride by Holly McKechnie saw It’s Martini Time ($3.70 out to $5) have last crack at the leaders from the top of the home straight. Magic Shoes (third) loomed as a major contender on the home turn but faded on his run. Summary: 2 It’s Martini Time (Holly McKechnie) 1st; 5 Sandhill Flyer (Amy Herrmann) 2nd; 4 Magic Shoes (Caitlin Jones) 3rd. Winning trainer: Lee Creek. Race 3 – Balnaves of Coonawarra Maiden Plate “IT’S great that two of the owners are here from Sydney to see the win,” beamed Millicent trainer, Ian “Ned” Walker. That was after Romanee Vince won the 1100m maiden by a nostril. In a thrilling finish decided by the bob of a head, the rather wayward Romanee Vince flashed home – despite his greenness – to beat fellow Millicent galloper, Magnus Reward. “He’s still got a bit to learn, but I reckon he could be a real good horse,” Walker added as he posed for photographs with his two Sydney based female owners. It should have been a Millicent trifecta as Streak Of Light (fourth) was denied a clear run from the furlong pole and then also going amiss to finish behind Fourdee. Summary: 3 Romanee Vince (Jamie Kah) 1st; 10 Magnus Reward (Clare Lindop) 2nd; 9 Fourdee (Kate Walters) 3rd. Winning trainer: Ian “Ned” Walker. Race 4 – Blok Estate Coonawarra Benchmark 80 Handicap DESPITE being a tad easy in betting, the class of Kill Bill prevailed with an easy win in the open sprint. The task of the six-year-old mare was made easier when the third favourite My Jessy dawdled out of the stalls. That is a cardinal sin in short distance races and My Jessy paid the penalty. In the meantime, Kill Bill ($1.90 out to $2.10 fav) sat outside the early leader, Lil Bit Musky before putting the race beyond doubt in the final 200 metres. Kill Bill took her career earnings through the $60,000 barrier in winning her seventh race. Tourneur) 1st; 3 My Jessy (Marc Munday) 2nd; 5 Lil Bit Musky (Eran Boyd) 3. Winning trainer: Lee Creek. PENOLA Racing Club results from Coonawarra Cup day meeting, Friday, January 8, 2014: Race 1, $8000 Hollick Wines/SABOIS Maiden Plate, 1400m: ($4.40) Deronimo, 58.0 (K. Walters) 1; ($7.50) Vonconi, 58.0 (M. Neilson) 2; ($2.20 fav.) Scarbelly Butch, 58.0 (J. Frew) 3. Others: Bonny Blonde, Memphis Flyer. Margins: 1.5 lengths, 2.5 lengths. Time: 1.28.10. Owners: S. Meyer, T., L., M. & C. Pretlove, J. Peterson, M. Jordan, A. Kommenhoek, D. Cohen. Trainer: Tammy Pretlove (Horsham). Numbers: 3, 6, 5, 7. Win: $5.70. Place: $1.80, $2.10, $1.20. Quinella: $17.90. Trifecta: $74.40. Exacta: $26. First 4: $347.20. Race 2, $8000 Whistle Post Wines/SABOIS Maiden Plate, 1700m: ($5) It’s Martini Time, 58.0 (H. McKechnie) 1; ($2.40 fav.) Sandhill Flyer, 58.0 (A. Herrmann) 2; ($4) Magic Shoes, 56.5 (C. Jones) 3. Others: Springbank Jack, Cuts Both Ways, She By Debeers, Zedkiah. Margins: 1.25 lengths, 3.0 lengths. Time: 1.48.80. Owners: D. Creek, M. Tos. Trainer: Lee Creek (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 2, 5, 4, 3. Win: $6.30. Place: $2.00, $1.10, $1.50. Quinella: $8.00. Trifecta: $51.40. Exacta: $15.90. First 4: $184.80. Race 3, $8000 Balnaves Of Coonawarra/SABOIS Race 5 – Redman Wines Rating 0-62 Handicap BE wary when jockey Eddie Creighton comes across the border to ride. The Irish born and Warrnambool based Creighton is a talented hoof as racegoers saw in the 1700 metre 0-62 handicap. Creighton rode the Bill Cerchi trained Wilshire Flyer a treat and it developed into a two horse war with the leader Caynham fgrom the 400 metre mark. At his third run this campaign, Wilshire Flyer proved too strong while Spray Tan ran home powerfully from the tail of the field to finish third. Summary: 3 Wilshire Flyer (Edward Creighton) 1st; 5 Caynham (Caitlin Jones) 2nd; 6 Spray Tan (Jamie Kah) 3rd. Winning trainer: Bill Cerchi. Summary: 1 Kill Bill (Dominic Race 6 – Majella Wines Rating 0-62 Handicap THE Cerchi-Creighton combination quickly made it a double Maiden Plate, 1100m: ($3.20 eq. fav.) Romanee Vince, 58.0 (J. Kah) 1; ($6) Magnus Reward, 54.5 (C. Lindop) 2; ($31) Fourdee, 54.5 (K. Post) 3. Others: Streak Of Light, ($3.20 eq. fav.) Jimassi, Fickle Time, Majestic Ridge, Landline, The Green Sash, Hasta La Bernie. Margins: nose, neck. Time: 1.07.93. Owners: G. Barker, S. Herlihy an I. Walker. Trainer: Ian Walker (Millicent). Numbers: 3, 10, 9, 4. Win: $3.50. Place: $1.40, $1.90, $11.80. Quinella: $12.10. Trifecta: $503. Exacta: $22.40. First 4: $3361.40. Race 4, $8000 Blok Estate Coonawarra BM 80 Handicap, 1100m: ($2.10 fav.) Kill Bill, 58.0 (D. Tourneur) 1; ($4.60) My Jessy, 55.5 (M. Munday) 2; ($7) Lil Bit Musky, 54.0 (E. Boyd) 3. Others: Hall Of Peace, Mr Doughboy, Gav’s Gift, Havanotherone. Margins: 2.75 lengths, 1.5 lengths. Time: 1.06.73. Owners: C., V. & J. Thompson. Trainer: Lee Creek (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 1, 3, 5, 7. Win: $2.30. Place: $1.50, $2.10, ntd. Quinella: $4.80. Trifecta: $31.40. Exacta: $8.00. First 4: $215.20. Extra double: $6.80. Race 5, $8000 Redman Wines 0-62 Handicap, 1700m: ($4.60) Wilshire Flyer, 58.5 (E. Creighton) 1; ($5) Caynham, 56.0 (C. Jones) 2; ($15) Spray Tan, when the lightly raced Royal Spinner demoralised his rivals in the 1100 metre 0-62 handicap. Although beaten first up at Naracoorte recently, Royal Spinner kept his unbeaten Penola status intact. Two wins from as many starts at that venue. The field was depleted with three late scratchings – two due to track downgrade – but there were no excuses for the beaten brigade. Once Royal Spinner sped through to lead, it was obvious the hot favourite would take a power of beating. Summary: 1 Royal Spinner (Edward Creighton) 1st; 3 On The Rebound (Clare Lindop) 2nd; 5 Bahgallah Bantam (Jordan Frew) 3rd. Winning trainer: Bill Cerchi. Race 7 – $20,000 Coonawarra Vignerons’ Cup IT was an outsider’s quinella when the grey gelding, Ballypatrick easily accounted for Luckzat in yesterday’s Coonawarra Penola Racing Club results 55.5 (J. Kah) 3. Others: What A Saga, ($3.20 fav.) Street Glass, Le Grand Ace, Instant Convert, Acaju, Navan Lass, Rip Apart, Chautauqua Girl. Margins: 1.75 lengths, 5.75 lengths. Time: 1.46.92. Owners: Mildura Milehi Syn, Tigers Flying Syn, C. McDonald, C. Dyson, J. Blane, V. Cerchi, S. Bidmade. Trainer: Bill Cerchi (Colac). Numbers: 3, 5, 6, 7. Win: $3.90. Place: $1.50, $2.20, $4.00. Quinella: $14.50. Trifecta: $264.20. Exacta: $27.30. First 4: $1549.20. Race 6, $8000 Majella Wines 0-62 Handicap, 1100m: ($1.60 fav.) Royal Spinner, 59.0 (E. Creighton) 1; ($5) On The Rebound, 58.0 (C. Lindop) 2; ($19) Bahgallah Bantam, 57.5 (J. Frew) 3. Others: The Wiseman, Alphabetic, Petrel Cove, Sakuraba. Late scratchings: Fort Chauvel, Daddy’s Little Lady and Saddle Up. Time: 1.06. Owners: C. Dyson, A. Bettenay, J. & D. Fitzgerald, T. & P. Joliffe, C. Walsh, R. Harper, B. & J. Cerchi. Trainer: Bill Cerchi (Colac). Numbers: 1, 3, 5, 6. Win: $1.80. Place: $1.20, $1.80, $3.40. Quinella: $4.10. Trifecta: $55.80. First 4: $140.60. Race 7, $20,000 Coonawarra Vignerons’ Cup, 1700m: ($31) Ballypatrick, 54.0 (K. Bishop) 1; ($41) Luckzat, 54.5 (C. Jokic) 2; ($8) Lead The Witness, 54.0 (D. Tourneur) 3. Others: ($4 fav.) It’sall Aboutharry, Back On Track, Richard The, Welcome Ned, Sandhill Chief, Sharbo, Holly Holy, Spanish Vixen, Feeling Invincible. Margins: 1.75 lengths, 1 length. Time: 1.47.04. Owners: Yeah Nuh Syndicate (Manager: N. McGregor). Trainer: Stuart Padman (Murray Bridge). Numbers: 10, 4, 6, 9. Win: $36.60. Place: $8.30, $12.60, $3.40. Quinella: $688.10. Trifecta: $5991.50. Exacta: $833.30. First 4: Jackpot. Race 8, $8000 Bowen Estate 0-68 Handicap, 1400m: ($8) Beaumaris, 56.5 (E. Creighton) 1; ($7) Strategic Glass, 55.5 (H. McKechnie) 2; ($8) Monday’s Expert, 57.5 (M. Neilson) 3. Others: ($3.70 fav.) Autumn Sunset, Creon, Most Awesome, Tully Plenty, Juicy Fruit, Sinoque, Lovasova, Mr Schiller. Margins: 1.5 lengths, long head. Time: 1.27.41. Owners: M. James, C. McDonald, P. Templeton, N. Kermond, L. Eales, D. Cook, D. Fry, T. Jeffrey. Trainer: Bill Cerchi (Colac). Numbers: 7, 11, 3, 6. Win: $8.90. Place: $3.00, $3.30, $2.30. Quinella: $51.70. Trifecta: $788.70. Exacta: $102.80. First 4: $6459.80. Daily double (10 & 7) $369.20. Treble (1, 10, 7). Quadrella (3, 1, 10, 7) $5055.40. The Border Watch, Friday, January 9, 2015 - 33 Vignerons’ Cup, the main event on the eight race card. In giving Murray Bridge trainer, Stuart Padman, his first win in the feature race, it also gave apprentice jockey Krystal Bishop a morale boosting victory. Bishop has only recently returned to race riding from an ankle injury and she rode the veteran grey a superb race, In what was a blowout for most punters with a trifecta dividend of $5991.50, the best of the fancied runners wa sthe $4 favourite, It’sall Aboutharry (fourth). After sitting in fifth spot, Bishop surged Ballypatrick to the lead at the top of the straight to defy the challengers and then draw clear for a conclusive win. The fancied trio of Welcome Ned, Sandhill Chief and Feeling Invincible all finished in the second half of the field. Summary: 10 Ballypatrick (Krystal Bishop) 1st; 4 Luckzat (Chelsea Jokic) 2nd; 6 Lead The Witness (Dominic Tourneur) 3rd. Winning trainer: Stuart Padman. CLASSY WINNER: Deronimo with Kate Walters in the saddle was an easy winner of the opening race. Race 8 – Bowen Estate Rating 0-68 Handicap TO bring three gallopers from Colac to Penola and to have all three win is a marvellous achievement. That was the happy scenario after the final event for Bill Cerchi when Beaumaris gave him the perfect result. Making it all happen was Eddie Creighton, the successful rider on all three Cerchi runners and his effort on Beaumaris was the icing on the cake. In a ride-of-the-day performance, Creighton managed to gain a rails run from barrier 11 to set up the win. Summary: 7 Beaumaris (Edward Creighton) 1st; 11 Strategic Glass (Holly McKechnie) 2nd; 3 Monday’s Expert (Matthew Neilson) 3rd. Winning trainer: Bill Cerchi. Ride-of-the-day: Eddie Creighton (Beaumaris, Race 8) Black bookers: My Jessy, Spray Tan. To come: Limestone Coast racing is off to Bordertown in nine days time (Sunday, January 18) to complete the first half of the 2014-15 racing season.
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