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Balnarring Report

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Race 1: Trainer Tracey Josephs returned to the Picnics winning the 1500m Quilly Park Maiden Plate with High Richdane ridden by Matthew Corbisiero.

Race 2: Both jockey Debbie and trainer Bec Waymouth were all smiles as Keep Happy won the 1200m Trophy (1) Handicap. Keep Happy was sent out the $2.25 favourite and did not disappoint, easily winning by 2 lengths.

Race 3: A great ride by Darrell Burnet on The Soprano to score his first win at the Picnics. Trained by Robert Kingston, the equal $3.20 favourite won the Maiden by 1 length.



Race 4: Jockey Reece Goodwin notched up his third win for the season winning 1600m Open Trophy Handicap on Melodies Way. The 7yo bay mare trained by David Brideoake won by 1.5 lengths.

Race 5: In the 1600m Trophy (2) Handicap it was a good win by the $2.70 favourite Louie The Lip. Ridden by Courtney Pace and trained by Ray West, the top weight won by 1.25 lengths.

Race 6: In the last, Know This trained by Anthony Cosgriff, won the 1600m Open Trophy Handicap by 1.25 lengths. The win scored jockey Ashlee Beer her third win for the season.



Balnarring Results

Mansfield Report


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Mansfield Results

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Healesville Report
by Brad Best

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Despite dire weather predictions, a great crowd once again made the trek to Healesville for the traditional Derby Day meeting on Saturday. After a brief morning shower, all five races were run in near-perfect conditions with the day highlighted by a jockey/trainer double to Melissa Nicholls and Mark Thomas and a stunning victory to the grand gelding Guadalcanal in the last.



After a win with her only ride at Alexandra last week, Melissa Nicholls continued her perfect start to the picnic season with a double from her only two rides of the day. Nicholls kicked off proceedings with a win in the first on board five-year-old mare Onyeka, taking up the running early in the straight before holding on gamely ahead of fast-finishing favourite Halpin. She notched up her double in race four on the well-tried favourite Lou Lou Star. In a small but competitive field, Nicholls again took her mount to the front early, maintaining a solid pace throughout to hold off a strong challenge from the Rebecca Waymouth-trained Keep Happy on the line.

The last proved to be a race for the experienced brigade with three jockeys in their senior years riding in the seven-horse field. In a cracking race, it was the “lightly-raced” Reg Manning who stole the show with a scintillating victory on nine-year-old gelding Guadalcanal. Sent out at the juicy odds of $8, the veteran of the track gobbled up the front runners within sight of the line and never looked back, clearing away for one-and-a-half length win. The victory was especially sweet for Manning who also trains and part-owns the magical nine-year-old.



In other races, Reece Goodwin again teamed up with his father in the second, combining forces with six-year-old mare Silken Gown to take out the sprint with a strong one-and-a-quarter length win. While in the fifth, Ashlee Beer continued her impressive start to the season with a fighting win on board favourite Mozart’s Dream. In a ding-dong battle down the straight, the Christopher Diplock-trained mare went hoof-to-hoof with topweight Stonehaven for much of the race before the promising four-year-old proved too strong on the line, making it two-from-two this season with a half-length win.

Despite a minor mechanical failure at the barriers which forced the cancellation of race three, the Healesville Amateur Race Club again put on a near flawless performance for their annual Derby Day meeting. With or without the intervention of over-zealous weather forecasters, crowds continue to flock to this fantastic track on the outskirts of Melbourne.

Results for Healesville.

On Tuesday, it’s the big one – Melbourne Cup Day at Mansfield! Once again, it promises to be another huge day out in the foothills of the high country with activities for the young and young-at-heart. We can’t wait to see you there!

 



 




             
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