1st Souchez – Sam Clipperton
2nd Mooshakissa – Winona Costin
3rd Faraway Town – Jason Collett
It was the two-year-olds that got the day underway and Mooshakissa was best to begin along with Souchez who soon eased asPeacock went up to join Mooshakissa in the lead with Aurora Rose trapped three wide. Faraway Town got a nice run on the fence. Into the straight, Mooshakissa had a kick and maintained about a length and a half margin up to the furlong, with Faraway Town trying to bridge the gap and Souchez had worked its way into the clear and was finishing off as well. In the final part, Mooshakissa had the measure of Faraway Town but could not hold off the challenge of Souchez who went to the front in the shadows of the post and won by about half a length.
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1st Kaleidoscope – Brodie Loy
2nd Agent – Tommy Berry
3rd Got The Goss – Jason Collett
Zin Zan Eddie was sent out favourite in race two and was the first to begin, but let a few others go and it was Slate On Edge that took it up with Nite Rocker up on its outside and Final Crescendo was back on the fence in third spot. Zin Zan Eddie was next and out a bit wide. Slate On Edge had a clear lead into the straight and held the front up to the 200m mark where Got The Gosswas launching down the outside, Agent was coming through in the middle and Kaleidoscope was finish well also. In the run to the line it was Kaleidoscope that finished strongest to get the money from Agent and Got The Goss who just peaked on its run a bit. Zin Zan Eddie didn’t have a lot of luck in the run and was checked badly in the straight and not tested thereafter and his run can be forgotten.
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1st Ocean Grand Koby Jennings
2nd Clearly Innocent Brenton Avdulla
3rd Admission Kathy O’Hara
Instanbul came out last in race three and settled a couple of lengths behind the field. Bowie’s Babe was quickest to begin from the outside with Exciteanation kicking through underneath it to share the lead and then run clear in front. Ocean Grand was in third spot outside of Onemoregypsy. Into the straight Exciteanation had the front with Bowie’s Babe throwing out the challenge and Ocean Grand coming with its run. Soon after, Ocean Grand ran to the lead with Admission trying to come after it and Clearly Innocent was finding space back towards the inside. In the final part of the race Clearly Innocent had its chance but couldn’t run down Ocean Grand who did a pretty good job after over racing a bit.
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1st Ammirata – Sam Clipperton
2nd Just A Blur – Koby Jennings
3rd Final Decision – Tim Clark
It was an even start in the fifth event, with Wild And Proud leading them up from Ammirata with Mary Lou taking a sit in behind them. Mandalong Kiss had a nice run on the fence behind the pace. Around the home Wild And Proud was hard against the fence and soon after had run its race. Ammirata was about four or five horses off the fence and struck the front early in the straight with Mary Lou coming after it along with Just A Blur. The run of Mary Lou came to an end soon after and it was Ammirata and Just A Blur to fight it out with Ammirata finding enough to hold off Just A Blur. There was a gap back to Final Decision who made up some ground to run third.
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1st Royal Tudor – Christian Reith
2nd More Than Fabulous – Jess Taylor
3rd Battle Of Troy – Tommy Berry
More To Gain missed the kick in race five and settled a clear last. When they settled down it was Battle Of Troy in front by a couple of lengths from Baggio on the outside of Royal Tudor and then there was another couple of lengths to Spatsizi in fourth. More To Gain after its poor start refused to race and was pulled out of the event seemingly with something amiss. Into the straight Baggio was throwing down the gauntlet to Battle Of Troy but was struggling to get on terms. Royal Tudor made ground along the inside to strike the front and More Than Fabulous was coming with a strong run right down the outside. It looked as if that would be a winning run, but in the last part Royal Tudor kept finding and held on by a nose. More Than Fabulous was clearly the run of the race here.
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1st Fitou – Sam Clipperton
2nd Il Mio Destino – Jess Taylor
3rd I Am Zelady – Tim Clark
Holy Delusions missed the kick as it can tend to do and settled a clear last. I Am Zelady jumped straight onto the bunny in race six, with Elle Lou kicking up along the inside and Il Mio Destino on its outside. When they fully settled, I Am Zelady had the front from Il Mio Destino about a half length back on the outside. Elle Lou had a gun run on the fence in third with Hieroglyphics fourth in the one out and one back trail. Into the straight, I Am Zelady still had the front and looked to travel ok up to the 200m mark where she had a couple of lengths to spare. She looked a good chance of leading all the way with 100m to run, but soon after that she started to paddle and it was Fitou who finished best through the middle to take victory from Il Mio Destino and I Am Zelady who was disappointing in the final part of the race.
1st Open Book – Sam Clipperton
2nd Wudang Mountain – Jason Collett
3rd Make A Mark – Tommy Berry
It was a pretty even start in race seven with Open Book winning it along with Make A Mark. When they settled, Make A Mark had the front from Raijinz. Open Book took a trail in third on the fence and Mr Entertainer was on its outside in fourth. When they straightened for home, Make A Mark still had it and came away from the fence which gave Open Book plenty of room to come through if good enough. Soon after it took the front, with Make A Mark looking a beaten horse. Wudang Mountain put in a good finish down the outside but was never going to get to Open Book who picked up nicely when the run came and put the issue beyond doubt. Make A Mark held onto third spot from Raijinz.
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1st Kontiki Dane – Kerrin McEvoy
2nd Sebrina – Christian Reith
3rd Dance Of Heroes – Tommy Berry
1900m was the journey for race 8 and there were plenty taking a look for the front. Dance Of Heroes had it initially but Kontiki Dane took it on in front and ran clear. Santa Rocks had third spot from Rustic Melody over on the fence. Mid race, Award Season took off around them to get closer to the action but was out wide in doing so. By the time they came to the 600m mark, he had sustained the run to join the leaders, but at what cost? Into the straight Kontiki Dane and Dance Of Heroes had it with Award Season now dropping off. At the 200m mark, Sebrina was finishing its race off nicely. Kontiki Dane and Dance Of Heroes kept kicking on, but Sebrina claimed them close to home in what was a very busy finish to get the judges decision. White Dove finished its race off well over towards the inside. Rye didn’t have the clearest of running in the straight and the same could possibly be said for Santa Rocks. This is one of those races where it will pay to watch the video.
Follow: White Dove, Rye
1st Start Wondering – Rory Hutchings
2nd Paceman – Tim Clark
3rd Le Cordon Bleu – Tommy Berry
Paceman, Dream Choice and Selectify all came out well in the last with Paceman working its way across to lead and he put a few lengths on them in front with the pace looking strong. Religify was in second spot and Selectify settled third on the outside of Dream Choice. Around the home turn, Paceman still had the front clearly, with the favourite, Start Wondering one of the widest runners. Paceman still had it inside the furlong, but Start Wondering was coming with big bounds and he really stretched out well in the last part to claim Paceman in the final few bounds in what was a strong win and one that you would expect improvement out of. The effort of Paceman was also good and it can win a race based on this run.
Follow: Start Wondering, Paceman
Specials from the meeting: More Than Fabulous, Start Wondering