The Border Watch : January 27th 2014
36 MOUNT GAMBIER GALLOPS VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au McKay has track specialist in form Autumn Sunset makes it three wins in as many starts at Glenburnie MOUNT GAMBIER GALLOPS VISI 6 MOUNT GAMBIER GALLOPS VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au McKay has track specialist in form Autumn Sunset makes it three wins in as many starts at Glenburnie f f red and the white sash were again first over the line when Autumn Sunset made it three wins from as many starts at Glenburnie in the 1550 metre 0-68 handicap. Full of confidence and aiming for her first treble, Finnegan took Autumn Sunset ($6.50-$4.60) straight to the lead and the four- year-old mare defied some strong challengers over the final two furlongs. Quality wise, it was one of the better 0-68 races seen for some time and the form from the race should be a good guide in future weeks. It was an O’Leary quinella (Michael the winner, and cousin Dennis with the runner-up) with the Normanville visitor and well supported favourite Zayak ($4.00-$3.80 fav.) failing by three quarters of a length, and Hot Augusta (the other fancied runner) filling the placings. Firsts all round “I’VE run over 10 chinamen since I arrived here,” Moorak trainer Jenny Gow-Whyte quipped after Amber Dawn swamped her rivals to take out the 1800 metre maiden. Gow-Whyte moved here a couple of years ago from Port Lincoln, and after several placings on both sides of the border with her gallopers, finally had the pleasure of winning her first race since setting up her stable here. Also enjoying the experience was winning apprentice Chelsea Jokic in winning her first race in the Limestone Coast since relocating here last year from Ballina via Adelaide. “She (Amber Dawn) was very green early in the race, but settled a lot better along the back straight,” a beaming Jokic told the winning connections upon dismounting. Amber Dawn was still last, but only five lengths off the leaders, at the 600 metres before sprinting to a race winning lead at the 300 metres and then cruising home with 3.25 lengths to spare. Successful weekend CRANBOURNE trainer Eric Musgrove brought a team of gallopers to race at both RACE 8: Autumn Sunset showed a clean pair of heels in winning the last race on the program, The OK Pie Shop 0-68 Handicap. Hamilton last Friday and here at Glenburnie, and had success at both venues. On Sunday, he produced the first starter Bass Coast in the 1200 metre maiden, and the three-year-old gelding showed plenty of intestinal fortitude to beat his 10 rivals. An excellent Lindop ride saw Bass Coast cross from barrier nine to settle in fourth spot behind the leaders in the run to the home turn. For a while in the straight, Bass Coast was squeezed for galloping room which can knock the confidence of young horses, but the youngster bullocked his way clear for an authoriative win. Closest finish THE closest a male jockey came to winning a race on Sunday was in the 1400 metre 0-58 handicap when the Dominic Tourneur ridded Nemesis was pipped on the post by Strategic Glass. Nemesis led all the way up the straight except in the shadows of the post when McKechnie got the most out of Strategic Glass to get the photo by half a head. A winner at Hamilton on Friday, the Musgrove trained Kosmos Tercedes was heavily backed to repeat the dose ($5.50-$3.00 fav.) but weakened in the straight for sixth after leading. Cheap buy THE Kevin and Heather Frew stable made it three winners in the space of 24 hours when All Guns Blazing relieved bookmakers of plenty of cash in winning the 2050 metre 0-62 handicap. The Murray Bridge based Frews had a double on Kangaroo Island on Saturday, and they oozed confidence about the chances of All Guns Blazing winning at Mount Gambier. “He was purchased for only $1000 and we have only had him for two starts before today. He got badly held up coming up the hill at Strathalbyn last start, and I declared him today to a few people,” co-trainer Kevin Frew spruiked about All Guns Blazing. On course bookmakers obviously were not privy to Frew’s declaration regarding All Guns Blazing as the gelding was backed from $13 into $7. All Guns Blazing always trav- elled well mid field for Finnegan, and quickly made the race his Results MOUNT Gambier Racing Club results from Sunday, January 25, 2015: Race 1, $10,000 Ray White Keatley/ SABOIS Maiden Plate, 1800m: ($4.60) Amber Dawn, 53.0 (C. Jokic) 1; ($4.40) Kerrigan, 56.0 (C. Jones) 2; ($5) Doomsday Prepper, 54.5 (C. Lindop) 3. Others: ($3.50 fav.) Bonny Blonde, Deus Invictus, Majestic Ridge, Springbank Jack, Memphis Flyer. Margins: 3.25 lengths, 2.0 lengths. Time: 1.53.65. Owners: P. Badley, J. Whimpress. Trainer: Jenny Gow-Whyte (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 4, 1, 9, 5. Win: $6.00. Place: $1.80, $1.70, $2.00. Quinella: $12.90. Trifecta: $129.40. Exacta: $24.30. First 4: $279.20. Race 2, $10,000 Landmark/SABOIS Maiden Plate, 1200m: ($5.50) Bass Coast, 56.5 (C. Lindop) 1; ($17) Who's Charlie, 58.0 (J. Frew) 2; ($10) Stellar Ruby, 52.5 (E. Finnegan) 3. Others: Lunar Power, Smile Coming Thru, Legal Veine, Imahoffa, Matalistic, Hasta La Bernie, ($4 fav.) Fourdee, The Green Sash. Margins: long neck, 0.75 lengths. Time: 1.13.84. Owners: B. Simpson. Trainer: Eric Musgrove (Cranbourne). Numbers: 6, 5, 12, 4. Win: $7.60. Place: $2.60, $7.60, $3.80. Quinella: $84.10. Trifecta: $2236.40. Exacta: $121.70. First 4: Jackpot. Race 3, $11,000 Heemskirk Security 0-58 Handicap, 1400m: ($5.50) Strategic Glass, 58.5 (H. McKechnie) 1; ($5) Nemesis, 57.0 (D. Tourneur) 2; ($31) Rubytoo, 54.0 (C. Puls) 3. Others: Bahgallah Bantam, Deronimo, ($3 fav.) Kosmos Tercedes, Royals, Romanee Vince, Creon, Cash Job, Conscribe. Margins: ½ head, 1.25 lengths. Time: 1.25.43. Owners: C. Richardson, R. Brighton. Trainer: Sue Jaensch (Naracoorte). Numbers: 6, 7, 14, 3. Win: $6.80. Place: $2.30, $2.30, $6.30. Quinella: $19.40. Trifecta: $968.90. Exacta: $49.70. First 4: $4848. Race 4, $11,000 Scott Group of Companies 0-62 Handicap, 2050m: ($7) All Guns Blazing, 52.0 (E. Finnegan) 1; ($5) Arrawanooc, 56.0 36 - The Border Watch, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (C. Lindop) 2; ($41) Hendy, 54.0 (J. Potter) 3. Others: It's Martini Time, Top Flight, ($4.60 fav.) Hernan, Musee D'Model, Rabbuka, Bianbobby, Windeagles Glory, Lovasova, Video Games. Margins: 4 lengths, head. Time: 2.09.33. Owner: J. Frew. Trainer: Heather and Kevin Frew (Murray Bridge). Numbers: 10, 6, 11, 2. Win: $6.70. Place: $2.30, $2.00, $10.90. Quinella: $22.20. Trifecta: $1219.80. Exacta: $79.80. First 4: $4578.60. Extra double (6 & 10): $189.50. Race 5, $11,000 Trevor White 70th Birthday BM80 Handicap, 1200m: ($4.20) Ace Or Joka, 57.5 (C. Lindop) 1; ($2.80 fav.) Consolidated Glass, 56.5 (P. Marks) 2; ($6) Kate's Dream, 54.0 (J. Potter) 3. Others: Equivocation, Action Again, Tully Plenty, Skalatoson, Trig. Margins: 2.25 lengths, 0.5 length. Time: 1.12.44. Owners: J., K., A. & K. Bromley, I. & N. Walker. Trainer: Ian Walker (Millicent). Numbers: 2, 3, 4, 7. Win: $3.60. Place: $1.60, $1.50, $1.80. Quinella: $5.70. Trifecta: $43.20. Exacta: $12.10. First 4: $180.20. Race 6, $11,000 Carlton United 0-62 Handicap, 1200m: ($4.20) Celtic Swallow, 59.5 (H. McKechnie) 1; ($12) Statue Of Glory, 58.5 (P. Marks) 2; ($4.80) Happy Valentine, 57.0 (C. Puls) 3. Others: She's Streetsahead, Kirvic, Mr Doughboy, Little Pearla, Disco Belle, ($3 fav.) On The Rebound, Cash At Dawn, Fort Chauvel, Knox. Margins: 1.5 lengths, short head. Owners: P. & J. Walters, T. Shepherd, J. Chay, C. & C. Cram, B. & S. Jaensch, P. Jonas, C'Adgee Synd. Trainer: Sue Jaensch (Naracoorte). Numbers: 1, 2, 7, 6. Win: $6. Place: $2.50, $3.60, $2.30. Quinella: $37.50. Trifecta: $302.50. Exacta: $52.60. First 4: $6896.40. Race 7, $20,000 Holcim Summer Cup, 1800m: ($3.80) Bojani, 51.0 (E. Finnegan) 1; ($3.20 fav.) Woakwine, 56.5 (D. Tourneur) 2; ($26) Thubian, 58.5 (E. Creighton) 3. Otghers: Holly Holy, Bernie's Boy, Bredlign, Puzzleman, Luckzat. Margins: short neck, 1.25 lengths. Time: 1.50.98. Owners: R. & J. McKay. Trainer: Michael O'Leary (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 7, 5, 2, 8. Win: $3.90. Place: $1.70, $1.50, $4.10. Quinella: $7.60. Trifecta: $144.70. Exacta: $14.10. First 4: $618.40. Race 8, $11,000 The OK Pie Shop 0-68 Handicap, 1550m: ($4.60) Autumn Sunset, 52.5 (E. Finnegan) 1; ($3.80 fav.) Zayak, 57.5 (T. Pannell) 2; ($5.50) Hot Augusta, 57.5 (K. Walters) 3. Others: Quad, Back On Track, Urban Explorer, Off The Map, Richard The, Compelled, Junction Jack, Street Glass, Most Awesome, Henry's Quest. Margins: 0.75 lengths, 1 length. Time: 1.36.81. Owner: R. McKay. Trainer: Michael O'Leary (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 10, 5, 4, 12. Win: $5.60. Place: $1.80, $1.80, $2.20. Quinella: $10.40. Trifecta: $118.80. Exacta: $19.20. First 4: $3773.20. Daily double (7 & 10) $31.20. Treble (1, 7, 10) $121.20. Quadrella (2, 1, 7, 10) $655.40. own as he swept down the centre of the track in the straight. Plan achieved “NED Walker told me he was targeting Ace Or Joka to win the race named in my honour, and it’s all come to fruition,” birthday “boy,” Trevor White stated after the gelding won his fifth race at Glenburnie in the Trevor White 70th Birthday Benchmark 80 handicap. Walker agists his horses on the White family property just outside of Mount Gambier, and the pair have been friends for many years. Lindop never had to resort to using the whip at any stage, and Ace Or Joka was another runner to come from back in the field and use the centre of the track in the straight for success. Runner up – and favourite –Consolidated Glass had every chance, as did Action Again (fifth) which has lost winning form or, these days, saves his best for dirt tracks. Back to his best CELTIC SWALLOW gave his many owners scattered all over the Limestone Coast extra rea- sons to enjoy the Australia Day long weekend with a return to form victory in the 1200 metre 0-62 handicap. A galloper that has always had ability but out of the winner’s stall at three previous runs this campaign, Celtic Swallow gave Jaensch the second leg of her double thanks to McKechnie making the most of a rails run in the straight. From barrier four, McKechnie led early before settling Celtic Swallow in behind the leader On The Rebound ($5-$3 fav.). When On The Rebound tired and rolled away from the fence at the 400 metres, Celtic Swallow speared through to chalk up win number three from nine starts. Feature racing continues in the Limestone Coast on Sunday week (February 8) with the Naracoorte Cup meeting as part of the Taste festival held in the town on that weekend. Ride of the day: Clare Lindop (Bass Coast). Black bookers: Woakwine (showed he is back to his best with a close second in the Summer Cup after racing wide); Deronimo (ran home well for fifth and is looking for more than 1400 metres).
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