THE hot David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig training combination stole the show at bet365 Park Kilmore’s eight-race program last Tuesday.
The Lindsay Park team was successful in three races with debutant Faolan ($2.35 favourite), ridden by Jake Duffy, taking out the first. Craig Williams’ only ride for the day, saw the $1.70 favourite Free Fly Too justify the price, winning by three lengths; and Fast ‘N’ Rocking ($3.20 favourite) gave stable apprentice Lewis German his second career win.
Local winner at odds
Quaddie punters were sent home with their tails between their legs when the locally owned and trained Kissee Mee, starting at $31, comfortably won the last. Bred and raced by Hanna Powell, the five-year-old daughter of Primus and Ellakeira took out the Holgate Brewhouse Woodend BM64 Handicap (1100m) depriving the Lindsay Park team of four for the day in defeating The Consigliere ($3.40 equal favourite) by 1-1/2-lengths. The Alicia Macpherson-trained Emerenta ($6.50) was a half-length away third.
The mare was beautifully ridden by Tahlia Hope, giving the young apprentice her fourth winner in five days from only eight rides.
The win was Kissee Mee’s fourth with a minor placing from only 13 starts.
Turf racing again this Sunday
Kilmore Racing Club chief executive Ben Murphy expects a big crowd at this Sunday’s (November 5) turf meeting with the meeting planned in Melbourne Cup week with plenty of international and interstate visitors expected to attend.
“An eight-race program is scheduled and it is a good pipe-opener for the bet365 Kilmore Turf Cup later in the month (November 26).
“The track is in great shape and there should be some exciting racing on Sunday,” Murphy said.
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Shinn’s big pay day
Former star Kilmore apprentice and Melbourne Cup-winning jockey, Blake Shinn, has had a lot of memorable moments throughout his career, but last Saturday’s four winners, including a Group 2 double, and nearly spoiling the Winx party in the Cox Plate aboard Humidor, must measure up with most of them. From seven rides at The Valley, Shinn’s winners came from four different stables plus a second and third placings.
“It’s been an amazing day,” Shinn said.
“This is where the best of the best are – trainers, jockeys and horses – so I’m pretty proud to ride four winners, it’s very special.”
For his afternoon’s work, the Scobie Breasley medallist earnt $47,525.