The Border Watch : March 18th 2014
SPORT NEWS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org PENOLA GALLOPS 37 Ace Or Joka surprise first up winner Dunn always had Innocent Mug NEWS TIPS email@example.com PENOLA GALLOPS 37 Ace Or Joka surprise first up winner Dunn alwa RT NEWS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org PENOLA GALLOPS 37 Ace Or Joka surprise first up winner Dunn always had Innocent Mug NOT NOT known for winning first up, the Millicent owned and trained Ace Or Joka caused somewhat of an upset in Sunday’s feature race at Penola. “He spelled at Trevor White’s property (Mount Gambier) and came back the best he’s ever looked. “I was quite sure this morning that he could win,” a beaming part owner/ trainer Ian “Ned” Walker stated after Ace Or Joka bullocked his way to a gutsy 13th career success. Raced by the Walker and Bromley families, Ace Or Joka suddenly burst on the scene at the 400 metres, just before the leader and hot favourite Conidel ($1.80$2-$1.90) sent out distress signals. Ace Or Joka then had a solid duel with track specialist Season Of Fortune – which had sprinted quickly from last – before prevailing by half a length. It was a pick up winning ride for Ben Claridge after Matthew Neilson forfeited his rides at Penola because of illness. Southern Ports victory ON a day when the Southern Ports towns of the Limestone Coast were recognised by the Penola Racing Club, it was a just result that Chautauqua Girl won the opening event. Although the three-year-old filly is trained at Murray Bridge by Stuart Padman, the youngster was bred (and is part owned) by Kingston identity Tim Flint. Also part owners are Adrian John, John Petch and Mary Harris – all of Robe – the latter being involved in a racehorse for the first time as an elderly lady in her mid 80s. Winning jockey Jordan Frew is having a great run at present, having won the final race at Oakbank the previous day. A patient ride by Frew saw the heavily backed Chautauqua Girl ($2.60-$2 favourite) come from last at the 500 metres and reel in her rivals over the final furlong. Turner quinella “I COULDN’T care which horse won as long as they finished first and second,” Bordertown trainer Sam Turner commented after the 1100 metre maiden. Turner got the quinella but not in the order punters desired when Sandhill Dancer beat the much more fancied stablemate Sandhill Hero by a long neck. The Coleman family of Adelaide, long time clients of the Turner PENOLA Racing Club results from Sunday, March 16, 2014: Race 1, $8000 Castec Kingston/Clarke Bros/SABOIS Maiden Plate, 1700m: ($2 fav.) Chautauqua Girl, 55.0 (J. Frew) 1; ($8) Lovers Rule, 56.0 (A. Herrmann) 2; ($6) Buchan Bull, 58.0 (D. Tourneur) 3. Others: Generous Miss, Falakino, Circadian. Margins: short neck, 0.5 lengths. Time: 1.47.19. Owners: J. Petch, T. Avery, J. Dawes, T. Flint, A. Johns, V. Kudra, A. & V. Lacey, M. Morgan and M. Harris. Trainer: Stuart Padman (Murray Bridge). Numbers: 6, 5, 1, 4. Win: $2.50. Place: $1.40, $3.70, ntd. Quinella: $7.10. Trifecta: $44. Exacta: $9.70. First 4: $67. Race 2, $8000 Coopers Brewery/SABOIS Maiden Plate, 1100m: ($10) Sandhill Dancer, 54.0 (L. Coombe) 1; ($2.50 eq. fav.) Sandhill BOLD FINISH: My Jessy, trained by Bob Post and ridden by Kane Post flashes down the outside to win at Penola on Sunday. stable, own both gallopers. While Sandhill Dancer led virtu- ally all of the way, Sandhill Hero missed the start and ran home strongly from the tail of the the field. After some heavy showers, stewards downgraded the track to a dead five after race two. Hero, 57.0 (D. Tourneur) 2; ($2.50 eq. fav.) I Dream Of Gina, 56.0 (J. Frew) 3. Others: Happy Lane, Gerizim, Ton Of Prussia, Jeune King Carlo’s, Naphtali, Dorsay Girl, Seahorse Star. Margins: long neck, 1.5 lengths. Time: 1.06.73. Owners: R., V., B., S., T. & A. Coleman. Trainer: Sam Turner (Bordertown). Numbers: 8, 6, 7, 1. Win: $9.10. Place: $2.40, $1.30, $1.30. Quinella: $11.50. Trifecta: $72.10. Exacta: $30.10. First 4: $303.80. Race 3, $8000 Crown Inn Kingston 0-68 Handicap, 1700m: ($3) Innocent Mug, 57.0 (Dylan Dunn) 1; ($8) Henry’s Quest, 58.5 (D. Tourneur) 2; ($2.40 fav.) Tons Of Dash, 59.0 (K. Post) 3. Others: Wizza’s Magic, Tuscan Ranger, Moon Aura, Lucky Lindsay. Margins: 0.75 lengths, 2.25 lengths. Time: 1.46.44. Owners: R. Button, B. Johnson, A. Eales, R. Uebergang, C. Clubb, C. Hoffmann, D. and First up win DYLAN Dunn, son of rider Dwayne Dunn, was in the winner’s stall following his first ride in the Limestone Coast. That was aboard the James Opperman trained Innocent Mug, second favourite in the Results H. Keatley. Trainer: Jamie Opperman (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 1, 3, 2, 5. Win: $3.60. Place: $2.10, $3.40, ntd. Quinella: $14.60. Trifecta: $60.90. Exacta: $34.10. First 4: $247.40. Extra double (8 & 1) $38.60. Race 4, $8000 Barry Maney Ford/SABOIS Maiden Plate, 1400m: ($2.40 fav.) Moore Alpha, 55.5 (S. Carr) 1; ($12) Affleck, 55.0 (C. Jones) 2; ($6) Sandhill Flyer, 58.0 (D. Tourneur) 3. Others: Delago Jack, Hasta La Bernie, Holy Quest, Spare One, Inflight Delago. Margins: 1 length, 1 length. Time: 1.27.86. Owners: G. & H. Lehmann, K. & M. Moore. Trainer: Heather Lehmann (Keith). Numbers: 8, 7, 4, 1. Win: $2.70. Place: $1.40, $3.50, $2.10. Quinella: $24.40. Trifecta: $187.80. Exacta: $27.50. First 4: $642.40. Race 5, $8000 Caledonian Hotel Robe Benchmark 80 Handicap, 1300m: ($7) Ace Or Joka, 57.0 (B. Claridge) 1; ($6) Season Of Fortune, 57.5 (C. Jones) 2; ($1.90 fav.) Conidel, 59.5 (D. Tourneur) 3. Others: Tully Plenty, Kvinnakel, Mister Farinelli. Margins: 0.5 length, 2.25 lengths. Time: 1.19.04. Owners: J., K., A. & K. Bromley, I. & N. Walker. Trainer: Ian Walker (Millicent). Numbers: 3, 2, 1, 7. Win: $7.50. Place: $2.70, $2.50, ntd. Quinella: $30.30. Trifecta: $69.80. Exacta: $57.50. First 4: $538. Race 6, $8000 Royal Hotel Kingston 0-68 Handicap, 1100m: ($4.60) My Jessy, 57.0 (K. Post) 1; ($17) Act Of Faith, 54.0 (A. Herrmann) 2; ($15) Work Before Play, 56.0 (C. Jones) 3. Others: Statue Of Glory, Pixiu, Snapparazi, Wilder Wilder, ($3.50 fav.) Lunar Queen, Kayjayem, Paris Scene. Margins: long neck, nose. Time: 1.06.28. Owner: P. Post. Trainer: Bob Post (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 4, 9, 3, 5. Win: $5. Place: $2.10, $3.80, $4.50. Quinella: $43.30. Trifecta: $670.20. Exacta: $52.10. First 4: $6574. Race 7, $8000 Robe Hotel 0-62 Handicap, 1400m: ($5.50) Terrenbelle, 53.5 (C. Forrest) 1; ($14) Forest Elbow, 54.0 (M. Walters) 2; ($4.60) Kirvic, 54.5 (A. Herrmann) 3. Others: Spirit Of Capri, ($3.50 fav.) Happy Symbol, Elines, Stratric, Go Girlfriend, Orchestral, Face The Risk. Margins: 2.25 lengths, ½ head. Time: 1.27.64. Owners: S. & M. McMahon, D. Pearce, S. & T. Pizzo, J. Spong and G. Croft. Trainer: Darryl Dodson (Telopea Downs). Numbers: 6, 10, 9, 11. Win: $7.00. Place: $2.50, $4.40, $1.90. Quinella: $83.90. Trifecta: $464.80. Daily double (4 & 6): $21.80. Treble (3, 4, 6) $212.50. Exacta: $116.80. First 4: $3644. Quadrella (8, 3, 4, 6) $983.60. The Border Watch, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 37 1700 metre 0-68 handicap. And what a classic ride it was by Dunn on a track that can be somewhat tricky for visiting riders. Dunn had ridden at Broken Hill the following day but showed no effects from that big day with a 10 out of 10 ride to enable Innocent Mug to chalk up win number four. STRUT OF A CHAMPION: The Ian “Ned” Walker trained, Ace Or Joka – ridden by Ben Claridge – was an impressive winner of the feature race at Penola on Sunday. Pictures: ASHLEY EARL travelling sweetly behind the leader Henry’s Quest and effectively had the race won at the top of the straight. The favourite Tons Of Dash loomed as a threat on the home turn but his run was shortlived. Three wins in three days ANOTHER apprentice to have success at her first look at Penola was the Tasmanian apprentice Sigrid Carr in the 1400 metre maiden. Now based in Adelaide, Carr has made and immediate impression with three winners in as many days at Moonee Valley, Oakbank and Penola. Carr always had the favourite Moore Alpha in the firing line and the Heather Lehmann trained gelding was being hailed the winner from the home turn. There was a Penola flavour in the victory as the three-year-old gelding is part owned by Jim and Melinda Moore. Moore Alpha was sent out favourite on the strength of his debut second at Naracoorte last month. “He’s very light and still green,” Lehmann said of the winner. Showed strength MY Jessy might be a seven-yearold mare but she has never raced better. The Bob Post trained galloper made it two wins from four starts this campaign with a last to first performance in the 1100 metre 0-68 handicap. Although last to leave the barrier and still last at the 600 metres, My Jessy only left the rails once for jockey Kane Post, and really knuckled down to her task over the final 200 metres. On that performance, she can win much better races. Closed the gap TRAINER Darryl Dodson moved to within two wins of leading trainer Michael O’Leary when Tarrenbelle led most of the way to take out the final event. A model of consistency at her past four runs, Terrenbelle was raced to perfection by apprentice Caitlin Forrest at her only ride for the meeting. Kirvic ran home strongly for third and can be followed in similar company. It is back to mid week racing next week when Mount Gambier stages its popular publicans’ day race meeting on Thursday, March 27. Ride of the day: Kane Post (My Jessy). Black bookers: My Jessy (racing with great zest at present); Kirvic (handled ride in class well).
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