The Border Watch : May 30th 2014
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The three-year-old gelding won like an odds-on favourite should – by a mammoth 11.5 lengths – and, according to Seyers “he is now going straight to the spelling paddock.” First starters dominated IT was two from two for Murray Bridge trainers when the Mick Kluske trained Bokara Road won the 1000 metre maiden on debut. A solid second favourite on the strength of a recent second in a Morphettville trial, Bokara Road always travelled like a winner for jockey Justin Potter and comfortably beat fellow first starter – and favourite – She Is Risque. Career best effort CASINO Wizard might have been the baby of the field in the 1000 metre 0-68 handicap, but he showed his seven rivals a clean pair of heels to put up a career best effort to score. The three-year-old gelding led for the last 800 metres and shrugged off fellow Mount Gambier rival Colla Voce in the final 100 metres. Whereas Casio Wizard weak- ened for fifth when first up at Warracknabeal earlier this month, the youngster yesterday finished the race off better than anything else. The victory moved trainer Lee Creek within two wins of Michael O’Leary for premership honours this season. Consecutive double for Creek A BARREN twelve months, NARACOORTE Racing Club results from yesterday (Thursday, May 29, 2014): Race 1, $8000 Peter and Robyn Walters/SABOIS Maiden Plate, 2000m: ($1.30 fav.) Fate, 57.5 (S. Price) 1; ($3.20) Hastetothewedding, 58 (J. Fry) 2; ($8) Yamavite, 58 (H. McKechnie) 3. Others: Lechenaultia. Margins: 11.5 lengths, 1.5 lengths. Time: 2.10.70. Owners: G. Wilks, G. Burns, D. Daish, P. Quast, G. Seyers, C. & J. DeMichele. Trainer: Matthew Seyers (Murray Bridge). Numbers: 5, 1, 4, 6. Win: $1.10. Place: No place pool. Quinella: $1.80. Trifecta: $2.90. Exacta: $2.90. Frist 4: $2.60. Race 2, $8000 NRC Patrons/SABOIS Maiden Plate, 1000m: ($2.60) Bokara Road, 55.5 (J. Potter) 1; ($2.40 fav.) She IS Risque, 55.5 (D. Tourneur) 2; ($13) Little Hulla, 55.5 (H. McKechnie) 3. Others: The Armani, Got The Munchies. Margins: 2 lengths, 4 lengths. Time: 1.02.48. Owners: M. & E. Kluske, J. Zadow, A. Gilbert, GOOD COMBINATION: Mount Gambier trainer Lee Creek and Adelaide jockey Dominic Tourneur combined to win Race 4 at Naracoorte yesterday with Kill Bill. Earlier on the program, Creek won Race 3 with Casino Wizard which was ridden by Holly McKechnie. GET OUT STAKES: Justin Potter was on board, Mademoiselle Denon, which originally was an emergency in the last race at Naracoorte yesterday but ultimately started and won, paying the big odds of $37.30 and $8.50. much improved mare Kill Bill won her sixth race in that period with a narrow victory in the 0-78 handicap. It was a race-to-race double for trainer Lee Creek, and Kill Bill’s victory gave jockey Dominic Tourneur a bit of breathing space at the top of the premiership ladder. It was an all Mount Gambier win for Kill Bill as the mare is owned and bred by the Thompson family, was selected in a paddock as a youngster by Kerri Creek and is now in the hands of husband Lee. Midnight Express ($5.50-$4) met with solid support qhile the favourite Conidel led and weakened to miss the placings. Impressive debut THE omen was there to back Tip Rat in the 1430 metre maiden. Top trainer Tony McEvoy sent one runner to Naracoorte, and that was the debut galloper Tip Rat which started favourite. Even so, 1430 metres first up for a two-year-old gelding is no easy task, but Tip Rat did it in style after jockey Justin Potter Results B. Martin, D. & B. Rathjen. Trainer: Mick Kluske (Murray Bridge). Numbers: 6, 11, 8, 3. Win: $3.10. Place: $1.40, $1.50, $2.90. Quinella: $4.70. Trifecta: $78.80. Race 3, $8000 Moss Roofing and Plumbing/ Hawthorne Builders 0-68 Handicap, 1000m: ($7) Casino Wizard, 55.5 (H. McKechnie) 1; ($6)Belaruski, 57.0 (D. Tourneur) 2; ($11) Colla Voce, 54 (A. Doyle) 3. Others: Go Ninny Go, Iconseefaaaraway, Royal Glance ($2.50 fav.), Magnusificient, Daddy’s Littlelady. Margins: 0.75 length, half head. Time: 1.01.51. Owners: M. & A. Kranz, W. Glynn, M. Donovan, M. Mullan, K. & E. Creek, R. Thomas, One Vision Syndicate and Running With The Wizard Syndicate. Numbers: 7, 4, 3, 5. Win: $6. Place: $2.10, $1.80, $4.90. Quinella: $17.90. Trifecta: $361.90. Exacta: $34.50. First 4: $2816.20. Race 4, $8000 Sinclair Electrical 0-78 Handicap, 1200m: ($3.60) Kill Bill, 56.5 (D. Tourneur) 1; ($8) Son Of Coco, 55.0 (K. Walters) 2; ($4) Midnight Express, 50 - The Border Watch, Friday, May 30, 2014 61.0 (H. McKechnie) 3. Others: Conidel ($2.80 fav.), Gauss, My Way, Lil Bit Musky. Margins: Half head, long neck. Time: 1.14.35. Owners: C., M. & J. Thompson. Trainer: Lee Creek (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 5, 6, 2, 1. Win: $3.40. Place: $1.60, $3.80, NTD. Quinella: $18.40. Trifecta: $114.80. Exacta: 23.30. Frist 4: $384.80. Extra double: 7 & 5 - $33. Race 5, NRC Committee/SABOIS Maiden Plate, 1430m: ($2.40 fav.) Tip Rat, 55.5 (J. Potter) 1; ($9) Hasta La Thomas, 57.5 (M. Munday) 2; ($9) Unicaja, 55.5 (K. Walters) 3. Others: Oneiroi, Urban Miracle, Mad Command, Keetimo, Knight Hero, Regal Tiff, Kandy’s Pride, Bonny Blonde, Buszzy Bee. Margins: 1.75 lengths, 2.25 lengths. Time: 1.30.88. Owners: Pipeliner Bloodstock, A. Basile, A. Brown, W. Doolan, G. Papaleo, S. Davidson. Numbers: 11, 3, 12, 4. Win: $2. Place: $1.30, $2.40, $4.40. Quinella: $9.40. Trifecta: $140.90. Exacta: $16.20. First 4: $3790.60. Race 6, Racelands Racing Stables 0-68 Handicap, 2000m: ($2.50 fav.) Welcome Ned, 57.0 (E. Finnegan) 1; ($7) Bonykeast, 54.0 (D. Tourneur) 2; ($31) Count The Loot, 54.0 (L. Hopwood). Others: Leathal’s Legacy, Work Before Play, Henry’s Quest, Torridon, Bionda Dream, Blue Highway, Kinnaird. Margins: 0.5 length, 2.75 lengths. Time: 2.10.20. Owners: T. Monti, A. Harden. Trainer: Michael O’Leary (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 1, 7, 9, 5. Win: $2.50. Place: $1.40, $2.10, $5.40. Quinella: $7.70. Trifecta: $202.80. Exacta: $16.40. First 4: $1411.60. Race 7, Grarock Plumbing/Donna’s Electrical 0-86 Handicap, 1430m: ($4.40) Back On Track, 58.0 (C. Jones) 1; ($3.40 fav.) Tons Of Dash, 58.0 (S. Cahill) 2; ($8) Richard The, 54.0 (L. Hopwood) 3. Others: Limbo Queen, Must You Go, Monday’s Expert, Carthy Road, Tully Plenty, Linka, Jack ‘N’ Kings, Conscribe, Ardroy. Margins: 3.5 lengths, long head. Time: 1.29.38. Owners: T. Huppatz, C. Rugless, C. Fuss, C. Cook, E. Betro, P. Dawe, T. Biddington, G. Thompson. Trainer: Sue Murphy (Naracoorte). Numbers: 1, 3, 12, 11. Win: $5.10. Place: $1.60, $1.80, $3. Quinella: $10.30. Trifecta: $162.10. Exacta: $28. First 4: $2440.20. Race 8, $8000 Naracoorte Freight Centre 0-58 Handicap, 1200m: ($26) Mademoiselle Denon, 54.0 (J. Potter) 1; ($6.50) Sakuraba, 55.5 (D. Dunn) 2; ($60 Rain Fast, 57.0 (J. Fry) 3. Others: Kirvic, On The Rebound, Jolly Bel Creon, Mr Doughboy, Laoy Of Troy, Kayjayem ($4.80 fav.), Akerboy, Lubin Gin Fizz, Certain Dee, Inner Clinch. Margins: Neck, 1.5 lengths. Time: 1.15.04. Owners: C. Stewart, K. Trembath. Trainer: Craig Stewart (Millicent). Numbers: 16, 5, 7, 11. Win: $37.30. Place: $8.50, $2.60, $2.70. Quinella: $181.90. Trifecta: $2099.70. Daily Double: 1 & 16 - $367.30. Treble: 1, 1, 16 - $804.80. Exacta: $454.90. First 4: $6067.60. Quadrella: 11, 1, 1, 16 - $1633.90. gave him the run of the race in third spot. Apart from the winner, an eye catching effort also from Oneiroi which made up many lengths from last at the 600 metres to finish fourth. Stayer in the making IRISH apprentice Emily Finnegan is keen to remain in Australia, rather than return home where apprentices get rides sparingly. After her perfectly judged ride on Welcome Ned, winner of the 2000 metre 0-68 hanidcap, you can see why trainers will be chasing her during the winter. Welcome Ned ($3-$2.50 fav.) showed he is another stayer in the making for the Michael O’Leary stable by coming from second last in the 800 metres. Finnegan only commenced riding in Australia at Penong in March where she immediately booted home a double. Despite racing in last Sunday’s Casterton Cup (when seventh), Welcome Ned backed up brilliantly to beat a handy field yesterday. On top of ladder VICTORY to Back On Track in the 1430 metre 0-68 handicap catapulted Caitlin Jones to the top of the apprentice’s table for the 2013-14 season. Jones was nearly as excited as the owners of Back On Track who had made the trip from Adelaide. A hectic pace by Ardroy played into the hands of Jones, who had the Sue Murphy trained gelding settled ideally in sixth spot. Tons Of Dash ($2.70-$3.40 fav.) ran on well late and is close to another win. Blow out for punters MADEMOISELLE Denon started favourite when eighth at Penola in early May. Yesterday, the Craig Stewart (Millicent) trained mare was at odds of over 30/1 and barnstormed to her fifth career win. For Potter, it was his third winner for the day and mademoiselle Denon was never closer than three wide on the soft track. Just one Limestone Coast race meeting for the month of June, here at Mount Gambier on Thursday, June 19. Ride of the day: Emily Finnegan (Welcome Ned). Black bookers: Tip Rat, Oneiro, Welcome Ned.
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