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Report for Alexandra 29th March 2008
It was an exciting end to the 2007-2008 Picnic Racing when it came down to the final race of the day to determine the jockeys premiership. Kane Harris needed to win the race and therefore would have won on a countback for 2nd placings throughout the season. However, it was not to be as his mount went down by a head after a vigorous ride all the way up the straight to provide Adam Bodey with the title. Congratulations to both jockeys who streeted the oppostion winning 45% of the season races between them.


Adam Bodey wins on Scarface Claw at $1-70 Fav to win this years jockey premiership.

Race 1 went to Schumpeter at $3-20 who led them up, was headed to the turn but fought back strongly in the straight to outstay the $1-70 Fav. Cazza's Lottery.

The lightly raced 3yo Call You Back won the second and for a short while looked in trouble as he approached the turn but under hard riding from Adam Bodey the gelding responded well to win from Sly Jester.

Coolibah Kid at $7-00 who has a habit of missing the start decided to jump away today and it made all the difference. Staying in touch with the others and sitting just behind the pacemakers it was able to come home strongly in the straight to win easily for the ever improving jockey John Fitzgerald.

Race 4 went to Kane Harris on board the improver Carlton Game at $4-40. It was a tactic of catch me if you can by Kane who had the horse in the lead coming to the turn where he skipped away from them to hold out Runaway Lover. The win put the two leading jockeys together again on 46 winners each.

Scarface Claw who was a very strong winner last week at Balnarring went on with the job to win Race 5 at $1-70 favourite and make it two in a row.

The horse always seemed to have the race in its keeping and once in front took control of the race and won well giving Adam Bodey a one up lead which ultimately sealed the premiership.

In the final event punters put their faith in the Kane Harris ridden Galactic Song at $1-90 Fav. and although desperately ridden out in the final stages it failed to hold out Fleeced.

 
Fleeced wins the final event of the season.
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Next Meeting

The season starts up again at Healesville on Derby Day Saturday 1st November 2008.

Please Note:
The proposed final meeting of the season at Pakenham on Saturday, April 12th has been abandoned due to the fact that Yarra Glen will be having their meeting transferred to Pakenham on April 19th and track usage is an issue. The final meeting for the Picnic Racing 2007-2008 season will be held at Alexandra on Saturday, March 29th 2008.


Past News
Healesville & Balnarring 22nd & 24th March 2008
Yea 15th March 2008
Alexandra & Balnarring 8th & 10th March 2008
Healesville 1st March 2008
Woolamai & Yea 23rd & 24th February 2008
Buchan 16th February 2008
Drouin & Alexandra 9th & 10th February 2008
Woolamai & Healesville 2nd & 3rd February 2008
Balnarring & Yea 26th/27th January 2008
Woolamai 20th January 2008
Healesville 12th January 2008
Dederang and Balnarring 5th & 6th January 2008
Merton 1st January 2008
Woolamai 30th December 2007
Healesville 15th December 2007
Balnarring 8th December 2007
Woolamai 24th November 2007

Healesville 17th November 2007

             
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