Balnarring Report January 6th 2008
Once again the punters had the better of the bookies with four out of the six races going to well backed favourites. The first race went to the consistent Toro who put together a few seconds before breaking through with a win at Drouin on Boxing Day and following up with a good victory at $1.80 favourite at Balnarring.
Race two went to Rosebud Royal who came from the professionals after an unlucky run when blocked in the running to win well as the heavily backed $1.70 favourite.
Octagonal's Star won the third race making it three odds on favourites to win and provide Adam Bodey with a winning double.
Finally some relief for bookmakers in the fourth when Doraemon took out the race at the good odds of $10-00 in a small four horse field.
The refief for bookmakers was shortlived however when the Woolamai track specialist Leica Reason showed everyone he is more than a one track horse by winning the fifth as the short priced $2-00 favourite.
The final event was a close finish between Jacksparrow and the 10yo $21-00 chance Picolo Toro who was having his first run at the picnics. Jacksparrow got the nod in the photo giving Adam Bodey a treble and driving a final nail into the bookies bags. Although not favourite he was the more heavily backed contender in the final stages of betting.
Full results and stewards reports available.
Next Meeting Healesville 12th January 2008
Forthcoming Meeting Alexandra Saturday 19th January 2008
Legends are made at Alexandra Race Club. Rumor has it that Ned Kelly may have attended in the 1860’s. In 2008, enjoy the Pick of the Picnics at Alex. Make us part of your Australian heritage. Alex’s first meeting of the season is the True Blue Family Fun Day on Saturday Jan 19. Gates open at Noon, first race just after 1pm. There are 6 local races including the feature race, The Fruits of Summer Cup, Heat 5 of the CRV Sprinters’ Series sponsored by local stone fruit growers, Cherry King, Christopher’s and Koala Country Orchards. This will be a keenly sought after heat as horses vie for a place in the richly rewarded series final. Bookmakers and Tote operating on local, Melbourne and Interstate races.
There is fun for the whole family. The world renown Alex Race Club Brumby Races for any kiddies 12 and under will go ahead. EI can’t stop us from conducting this prestigious event. Only the bold, brave and beautiful can ride. Berry Street will also provide a range of other activities for children and everyone will enjoy music from the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective as they tiptoe through a wonderful day of racing.
BYO or buy all your refreshments on course at the Afternoon ea Stall, Lion’s Club Bar & BBQ or from Red Ned. For more information checkout our new website on www.alexandraraceclub.com.au