by Brad Best
Youth and experience stole the show at Alexandra on Saturday with teenage apprentice Reece Goodwin riding a double and master jockey Adam Bodey scoring a half-length victory aboard Rosecoloredglasses in the Mark Primerano Cup. Bodey was clearly thrilled after the race, returning to the winning post full of admiration for the eight-year-old mare. “Six out of six!” he roared to the crowd, evoking cheers from spectators who had just witnessed “the Black Caviar of Alexandra” claim her sixth win from as many starts at the track.
Talented apprentice Reece Goodwin brought up his double with back-to-back victories in races two and three. In race two, Goodwin timed his run to perfection, storming down the middle of the track to record a three-quarter-length victory aboard favourite Hezacruiser. Less than an hour later, Goodwin took another sizeable step towards eradicating his claim, guiding Safa Park Girl to the lead near the top of the straight before holding off a late challenge from the fast-finishing Miss Dynamite.
Dani Walker, who had previously ridden two close-up seconds to Reece Goodwin, turned the tables on her younger counterpart in race five with a solid one-length victory aboard Racing Rosie.