The Border Watch : May 6th 2014
44 RACING VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Lionhearted win stirs crowd Open sprint victory triggers incredible scenes RACING VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Lionhearted win stir VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Lionhearted win stirs crowd Open sprint victory triggers incredible scenes MILLICENT MILLICENT owner/trainer Ian "Ned" Walker loves nothing better than winning a race on Millicent Cup day and the win by Lionhearted Girl in the $17,500 Grand Hotel open sprint triggered some incredible scenes. One racegoer was that excited with the victory he threw his arms in the air, sending his cup of beer hurtling over his shoulder. Several young female racegoers turned heads with their animated antics, but that's what a home town victory can do. "She has never come from behind before to win" a clearly excited Walker said as he celebrated the win with fellow owners." "I said to young Zac (Spain, the apprentice) not to worry if you get caught wide, just to sit out there and wait until the straight to make a run." Spain never had Lionhearted Girl closer than four wide which is normally a disaster, but the wet track saw the going later in the day to be best out wide. For the four kilogram claiming Spain, it was just the second win of his fledgling career. "She will now go to the Volcano Handicap" Walker added, that race being the main sprint event on the second day of the Mount Gambier Gold Cup carnival which he won a couple of years ago with Ace Or Joka. Improved second up THE Tootell family from Bordertown started the day in winning fashion when Regaeya led all the way to take out the 1100 metre maiden. Five of the six owners are from the Tootell clan, one of those being the mare's trainer Lucy and this was her first winner of the 2013-14 Limestone Coast season. Regaeya had run third at Bordertown last October prior to going for a seven month spell, and the mare improved dramatically on her first up last of six at the non-TAB meeting at Warracknabeal recently. All Victorian finish CONSISTENT form of late by the Warrnambool trained What A Saga saw the three year old gelding break his maiden status in the 1700 metre maiden. Backed from $5 into $4, Tourneur gave the gelding's punters no cause for concern with a splendid ride to have What A Saga parked in behind the leaders in the run to LION HEARTED EFFORT: The Ian “Ned” Walker trained, Lionhearted Girl proved to be a popular winner of the Grand Hotel Millicent Cup at Penola on Sunday. the home turn. So easily was What A Saga travelling, Tourneur let the youngster stride to the lead at the 400 metres and the race was never in doubt from that point on. Runner-up, Switch Point was backed for plenty ($4.40-$2.70 fav.) and had every chance. Led all the way AS much as $10 was bet about Son Of Coco winning the 1400 metre 0-78 handicap and the four year old gelding led from pillar to post to start the surge by the Walters stable. It was obvious that rider Kate Walters had her rivals "off the bit and chasing" well before the home turn, and although Son Of Coco ($10-$6) did drift out in the straight he was untroubled to beat stablemate Trig which rattled home from last. Le Grand Ace met with good support ($10-$7) but only beat two runners home. Overdue win IT was the perfect result for Mount Gambier trainer, Denis McNamee in the 1100 metre 0-68 handicap when Colla Voce, his only runner for the meeting, scored an overdue win which enabled Caitlin Forrest to grab top spot on the apprentice's premiership ladder. Colla Voce ($8-$7) should have finished much closer when a first up fourth at Mount Gambier in May, then was gunned down by Statue Of Glory when a length second at Hamilton last month. Forrest always had Colla Voce in the first two on Sunday before dashing to the lead at the top of the straight. The heavily backed favourite Grassmere Mookta ($3-$2.20) ran home strongly without ever threatening the winner. Kayjayem ($15-$11), another of the Walters team, caught the eye with a fast finishing fifth after being a long last at one stage. Millicent Cup results MILLCENT Racing Club results from Sunday, May 4, 2014: Race 1, $9000 The South Eastern Times/SABOIS Maiden Plate, 1100m: ($6) Regaeya, 56.0 (J. Maund) 1; ($4.60 fav.) Tyler’s Daisy, 56.0 (A. Herrmann) 2; ($6) Graham’s Gift, 53.5 (H. McKechnie) 3. Others: Firpo, Bonny Blonde, Rophon, Hianes Lane, Kandy’s Pride, Jeune King Carlos, Boracay Boy. Margins: 1.25 lengths, 1.25 lengths. Time: 1.09.18. Owners: M., L., S., M. and B. Tootell, B. Tink. Trainer: Lucy Tootell (Bordertown). Numbers: 6, 7, 9, 3. Win: $7.00. Place: $2.30, $1.80, $3.20. Quinella: $15. Trifecta: $309. 70. Exacta: $49.90. First 4: $2195.40. Race 2, $9000 O’Sullivan Transport/ SABOIS Maiden Plate, 1700m: ($4) What A Saga, 57.5 (D. Tourneur) 1; ($2.70 fav.) Switch Point, 54.0 (C. Jones) 2; ($6) Hastetothewedding, 58.0 (A. Patterson) 3. Others: Spare One, Sandhill Flyer, Robbie’s Law, Lazarus Rising, Meadows Wings, Ton Of Prussia, Lucky Desert, Buchan Bull. Margins: 2.75 lengths, 2.25 lengths. Time: 1.49.48. Owner: Flash One Racing Syndicate, Prahran Two Blues Syndicate, No Gnome Syndicate. Trainer: Allan Peterson (Warrnambool). Numbers: 8, 11, 2 ,6. Win: $3.80. Place: $1.70, $1.30, $2.30. Quinella: $5.30. Trifecta: $60.60. Exacta: $12.20. First 4: $1658.40. Race 3, $9000 DiGiorgio Family Wines 0-78 Handicap, 1400m: ($6.00) Son Of Coco, 54.0 (K. Walters) 1; ($14) Trig, 54.0 (M. Walters) 2; ($5 fav.) Tully Plenty, 54.0 (D. Tourneur) 3. Others: Billy The Brat, Strike Breaker, Wquivocation, Le Grand Ace, Musee D’Model, Ramsgate. Margins: long neck, 0.5 length. Time: 1.28.76. Owner: P. Smithies. Trainer: Wayne Walters (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 8, 9, 7, 2. Win: $6.90. Place: $2.70, $4.50, $2. Quinella: $59.40. Trifecta: $667.70. Exacta: $61.60. First 4: $2469.40. Race 4, $9000 Western United Financial Services 0-68 Handicap, 1100m: ($7) Colla Voce, 54.0 (C. Forrest) 1; ($2.20 fav.) Grassmere Mookta, 57.0 (D. Dunn) 2; ($4) 44 - The Border Watch, Tuesday, May 6, 2014 My Jessy, 59.0 (K. Post) 3. Others: Rubytoo, Kayjayem, Orange Muscat, Mr Doughboy, Exalted Angel, Lubin Gin Fizz. Margins: 0.75 lengths, 1.0 lengths. Time: 1.07.95. Owner: O. McNamee. Trainer: Denis McNamee (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 4, 1, 3, 6. Win: $6.40. Place: $1.80, $1.20, $1.80. Quinella: $6.70. Trifecta: $76.90. Exacta: $17.70. First 4: $151.80. Extra double (8 & 4) $55.10. Race 5, $9000 Ray White Keatley 0-68 Handicap, 1700m: ($7) Holly Holy, 54.0 (M. Walters) 1; ($10) Henry’s Quest, 59.5 (H. McKechnie) 2; ($7) Teberus, 55.0 (K. Bishop) 3. Others: Sir Anthony, Work Before Play, Castano Girl ($3 fav.), King Of The Storm, Lovers Rules, Video Games, Exalted Lady, Not Buckley’s. Margins: 1.25 lengths, 0.5 length. Time: 1.50.03. Owner: P. Smithies. Trainer: Wayne Walters (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 9, 1, 6, 3. Win: $7.10. Place: $2.60, $3.60, 2.60. Quinella: $58.40. Trifecta: $792.40. Exacta: $102. First 4: $3423. Race 6, $17500 Grand Hotel Millicent Handicap, 1100m: ($5 equal fav.) Lionhearted Girl, 53.5 (Z. Spain) 1; ($9) Donnidi Sulina, 54.0 (M. Walters) 2; ($6) Kill Bill, 54.0 (S. Price) 3. Others: Conidel ($5, equal fav.) Exalted Brother, Lovemelongtime ($5 equal fav.), Lil Bit Musky, Iconseefraaraway ($5 equal fav.), Midnight Express, Thirty Seven Megs. Margins: 1.0 length, 0.5 length. Time: 1.07.87. Owners: J. & K. Bromley, I. & W. Walker, M. Warren, M. Talbot, S. Westerman, M. Reilly, L. Ellis, J. Hoffman. Trainer: Ian Walker (Millicent). Numbers: 3, 8, 9, 1. Win: $10.10. Place: $2.40, $3.60, $2.40. Quinella: $80.40. Trifecta: $519.70. Exacta: $286.10. First 4: $1944. Race 7, $35,000 Scott Petroleum/SABOIS Millicent Cup, 2100m: ($17) Luckzat, 54.0 (K. Walters) 1; ($11) Get Out Of Town, 54.0 (J. Hill) 2; ($4.60) Texan Warney, 58.0 (H. McKechnie) 3. Others: Mickiem ($4 fav.), Galalistic, Bojani, Club Royale, Innocent Mug, Final Folly, Mararola mAgic, Rosello, Tuscan Ranger. Margins: 0.5 length, 0.5 length. Time: 2.18.43. Owner: P. Smithies. Trainer: Wayne Walters (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 10, 8, 1, 6. Win: $16.30. Place: $4.60, $3.50, $1.90. Quinella: $104.40. Trifecta: $1830.10. Exacta: $563.70. First 4: $3759.60. Race 8, $9000 Caramar Buslines 0-58 Handicap, 1400m: ($11) Richard The, 54.5 (L. Hopwood) 1; ($6) Kirvic, 55.5 (D. Tourneur) 2; ($8) Forest Elbow, 54.0 (R. Stewart) 3. Others: Seahorse Star, Peace An Quiet, Rain Fast, Caynham, Mademoiselle Denon ($5 equal fav.), Fresnel ($5 equal fav.), Values, Redial, Five Amigos. Margins: short neck, 3.25 lengths. Time: 1.29.71. Owners: S. Adams, S. Bastock, C. Maynard, F. Bartosek, J. Paul, A. Vrquhard, G. Walters. Trainer: Sue Jaensch (Naracoorte). Numbers: 13, 10, 11, 6. Win: $10.30. Place: $3.40, $2.30, $3.20. Quinella: $38.90. Trifecta: $474.60. Daily double (10 & 13) $234.20. Treble (3, 10, 13) $2891.30. Exacta: $60.10. First 4: Jackpot. Quadrella (9, 3, 10, 13) $14,648.40. Perfect ride ANOTHER of the Walters family - Melissa - made sure that sister Kate and father Wayne did not have all the glory by winning the 1700 metre 0-68 handicap on Holly Holy. In what was the ride of the day, Holly Holy was given the run of the race from barrier six by Melissa, who then made the most of an opening at the top of the straight. Surprisingly, Castano Girl was sent out favourite but struggled into sixth spot, while Work Before Play ($7.50-$4.20) was the best backed runner in the race but was never a winning possibility. Winner at last chance HOW often do you see a galloper produce the goods on his last chance? The emergency Richard The only got a start in the final event because of scratchings, but some of his Naracoorte owners did not bother heading to Penola for what some thought would be the geld- ing's last run for them. After all, Richard The had finished last of 10 when he resumed from a four month spell at Penola on Easter Sunday and he did seem under the odds as a 10/1 shot on Sunday. In what was a late pick-up ride for Libby Hopwood (who had ridden the winner of the final race in Adelaide the day before), the Sue Jaensch trained Richard The improved dramatically and defied running down over the final furlong. Kirvic made late ground from the tail of the field for second, while favourite Fresnel finished ninth. The racing spotlight turns to Mount Gambier next week for the two day cup carnival on Thursday, May 15 and Friday, May 16 (gold cup day). Ride of the day: Melissa Walters (Holly Holy) Black bookers: Luckzat and Mickiem (both very good Mount Gambier Cup trials); Kayjayem (ready to win a restricted race).
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