Race 1 1st – Jiayuguan – Tye Angland 2nd – Hudson County – Jess Taylor 3rd – Quick Strike – Glyn Schofield They raced over the mile and a half in the first and Four Carat caused some trouble in the gates prior to the jump and then didn’t look to begin all that well and went back to near last.  Hudson County strode clear at the post the first time and had about a three length break from Zatopaz, with Quick Strike settling nicely in third.  Hudson County rolled along in front, with Zatopaz cutting the margin to about a length mid race, but there was no change in the order.  At the 600m mark, Zatopaz looked in trouble as it was being pushed along to try and keep up with the leader.  Hudson County still had it at the furlong pole, with Jiayuguan looking the fresh horse on the scene down the outside.  Quick Strike was battling on ok, but wasn’t quite getting to the leaders.  In the final bounds Jiayuguan picked up Hudson County, who very nearly pulled off an all the way win.  Quick strike took third in a close finish for that spot. Follow: Hudson County Race 2 1st – Yankee Rose – Jason Collett 2nd – Good Standing – Glyn Schofield 3rd – Julius Caesar – Kerrin McEvoy The two-year-olds did their thing in race two of the day and it was a pretty good line out with a number of them looking for the front.  Good Standing took it up with Pittsburgh moving up on the outside into second spot.  Jericho was third on the fence getting a nice run with Julius Caesar outside of it.  Bravissimo who was sent out favourite looked in trouble before the bend as it was urged along.  Good Standing gave a good kick early in the straight and was still going well in front inside the furlong pole.  Inside the 100m mark, Good Standing still looked the likely winner and it appeared Yankee Rose who was winding up strongly would run a good second.  In the final part however, Yankee Rose really picked up the bit and attacked the line and got up to beat Good Standing in the shadows of the post. Julius Caesar ran third.  Bravissimo dropped right out to run second last in a very disappointing effort. Follow: Yankee Rose Race 3 1st – Torgersen – Jason Collett 2nd – Perfect Dare – Regan Bayliss 3rd – Feast For Eyes – James McDonald Most Exalted was slow to go and went back to a clear last.  Feast For Eyes had plenty of pace and took it up with Perfect Dare on its outside and Hamish Lad ridden with some urgency to go up and attack the pair in front before easing for a trail.  Once they sorted themselves out, Feast For Eyes had it clearly over Perfect Dare.  Axion and Hamish Lad were back in third and fourth spots.  Before the turn, Feast For Eyes was looking to be off with the prize and had about three lengths on them once they straightened.  He was kicking quite well inside the 300m mark with Perfect Dare now chasing out after him, and not a lot more looking like they were making any ground.  Inside the 100m mark Feast For Eyes and Perfect Dare were still fighting it out, with Torgersen really getting mobile up along the fence.  In the final part, Perfect Dare claimed Feast For Eyes who weakened, and Torgersen nailed Perfect Dare right on the post in what was a good finishing effort.  Most Exalted made some ground from the back after its poor start. Follow: None to follow Race 4 1st – Bitburg – Jay Ford 2nd – Unknown Destiny – Kerrin McEvoy 3rd – Danish Lace – Kathy O’Hara Nights On Fire was slow to begin in race four.  There looked to be decent pace on with Captain Shazam taking it up from Bitburg.  Noble Joey was out wide in the early part as was Ansoitiswritten.  At about the 600m mark Ocean Grand got a bad check and dropped back and Nights On Fire copped the washup of that.  Into the straight and up to the 300m mark, Bitburg strode to the front and hadn’t yet been asked for the supreme effort.  He was soon after, and put up about a length from a wall of chasers.  In the charge for the minors, Unknown Destiny claimed second and Danish Lace along the inside ran third, but ultimately Bitburg just kept fighting on and scored a good win.  Andsoitiswritten and Noble Joey were good runs in fourth and fifth after being wide. Follow: Ansoitiswritten, Noble Joey Race 5 1st – Sebrina – Brenton Avdulla 2nd – Gambler’s Blues – Winona Costin 3rd – Dance Of Heroes – James McDonald They jumped in a pretty good line from the 1900m mark in race five and they took a while to sort themselves out with White Dove on the fence, Della’s Diamond outside of it and Song And Laughter three wide on the track and eventually racing to the front with Dance Of Heroes striding around the outside into second.  Della’s Diamond and White Dove then took the trail in third and fourth.  The pace looked ok, and the order didn’t change until they were into the straight.  Dance Of Heroes struck the front at the furlong with Gambler’s Blues coming after it and Sebrina putting in strongly down the outside.  Gambler’s Blues and Sebrina fought it out in the last part with Sebrina getting the upper hand over Gambler’s Blues who wanted to run in a bit in the last part of the race.  Those two basically streeted the rest with Dance Of Heroes running third in what was not a bad effort. Follow: Dance Of Heroes Race 6 1st – Gamblestown – Sam Clipperton 2nd – Wine Tales – Glyn Schofield 3rd – Better Not Blue – Jess Taylor Eloping as expected ran to the front in race six from Perfect Weapon before Medcaut went into second with High Esteem on its outside and three wide and Perfect Weapon taking a trail on the fence.  They were into the straight before you knew it and Eloping went for home and had a decent break on them.  Perfect Weapon was making good use if its nice run in transit to do the chasing with God’s In Him winding up also.  Whilst that was going on, Gamblestown came with a strong run on the fence and Better Not Blue was running on strongly down the outside.  In the final part, Gamblestown sprinted sharply and got away from God’s In Him who looked anchored a bit under the weight.  Wine Tales did as it does and flashed home into second, but all credit was with the winner here for a pretty impressive win. Follow: Gamblestown Race 7 1st – Festivity – Koby Jennings 2nd – La Speciale – Sam Clipperton 3rd – Cat’s Wish – Mitchell Bell All Cerise was slow to go in race seven and went back to last.  Festivity from out wide built its momentum and went across to lead which took Shazza’s Bubbles across with it to race in second spot.  All Salsa and Magic Of Dreams got nice runs just behind the speed in third and fourth.  Without A Shadow was caught three deep.  Into the straight, Festivity looked to have been rated well in the lead and still had a good break with many of its rivals being urged along.  Up to the furlong Festivity had gapped them and the race was only on for the minor placings.  La Speciale put in the best finish to take second with Cat’s Wish running third.  Hetty Heights just peaked on its run late after looking like it would run second with 100m to go.  The winner put in a good effort and takes all credit here after a nice ride from Koby Jennings. Follow: Hetty Heights Race 8 1st – Fiftyshadesofgrey – James McDonald 2nd – Palazzo Publico – Jay Ford 3rd – Freeze The Charges – Jess Taylor Freeze The Charges has plenty of pace and showed it today and had about a three length lead mid race.  Sports Edition was in second and Oh So Adorable was in third spot.  Le Cordon Bleu was outside of it in fourth.  Inside the 300m mark, Freeze The Charges had three or four lengths to spare, but had gone hard in front.  It still had a good break inside the furlong, but there were plenty now putting in their finishing efforts to chase it down.  Palazzo Publico and Fiftyshadesofgrey were the two finishing best and Fiftyshadesofgrey was on the one who got the money in a busy finish.  All of the first three horses ran very well here and can win races.  Londehero back in fifth also thundered home. Follow: Freeze The Charges Race 9 1st – Cauthen’s Power – James McDonald 2nd – Heavens Above – Winona Costin 3rd – Mary Lou – Josh Parr It was a bit of an average start, in particular for Get On The Grange who came out a clear last.  Cape Crusader was first out and led but didn’t cross them initially.  Once it did cross, Siegfried moved up into second on the outside.  The pace looked pretty good and Leonforte was back in third spot a few lengths astern.  The two early leaders still had it at the top of the straight but did look out of tickets, although the chasers were also not making a great impression.  Cape Crusader managed to get the better of Siegfried, but at the furlong, Cauthen’s Power had built its momentum and sailed away in front to win clearly from Heaven’s Above who finished very well into second place.  Mary Lou ran third and there was a clear gap back to a line of horses who finished fourth to seventh.  Cape Crusader will be a fitter horse for its first up run and should be followed. Follow: Cape Crusader Specials from the meeting: Yankee Rose