Madison Lloyd returns to the winner’s stall aboard Legless Nick – the young apprentice’s second win for the day. Photo: Racing Photos

By ‘Pegs’

KYNETON trainers Robert Linnell and George Osborne came home with winners from St Arnaud Turf Club’s Cup meeting on Sunday.

They saddled-up Keep The Magic ($16) and Legless Nick ($10) respectively.

The former, a 10 year-old gelded son of Keeper and Lady Kaapusine, was a narrow winner of the Community Bank St Arnaud and Rural Bank BM52 Handicap over 1200 metres.

Ridden by the in-form apprentice Madison Lloyd, the gelding defeated Bellator ($21) by a half-head with the Seymour-trained $2.10 favourite Lightning Rider another half-head away third.

The gelding won the same race at the corresponding meeting last year, when he won three races in succession.

Raced by the Linnells, the New Zealand-bred Keep The Magic has now won 10 races with 14 minor placings from his 87 starts.

Later on the St Arnaud program, Madison Lloyd made it a winning double, piloting the Osborne-trained Legless Nick.

The Niconoise five-year-old gelding was a comfortable winner of the Bet365 Top Tote Plus BM52 Handicap over 2000 metres defeating Exclusive Saturday ($15) by ¾-length with Jack In The Ditch ($11) a half-head away third.

Legless Nick was a $6,000 purchase by Osborne at the 2017 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale.

Raced by the trainer, the gelding has now won two races with two minor placings from his 20 starts.

Apprentice Michael Poy displays the 2020 Sale Cup – his second $200,000 Cup in successive Sundays.

Back-to-back cups

Last Sunday week’s $200,000 bet365 Seymour Cup winner, All Too Huiying, had a quick back-up to make it back-to-back cup wins on Sunday in blitzing the field in the $200,000 Ladbrokes Sale Cup over 1600 metres.

Again ridden by the in-form apprentice, Michael Poy, the Phillip Stokes-trained six-year-old entire by All Too Hard defeated Exasperate ($5) by five lengths, with the $2.40 favourite Phaistos a half-length away third.

All Too Huiying was a $150,000 purchase at the 2016 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale.

The entire, formerly trained by Darren Weir, has now won 10 races with nine minor placings, earning $722,180 in prizemoney from his 41 starts.

Meetings coming up

Kilmore Racing Club will host a turf meeting this Friday at bet365 Park Kilmore.

In line with COVID 19 protocol, only owners that are regional Victoria-based are permitted on track, however the Trackside TAB will be open with snacks available for purchase.

Kyneton and Hanging Rock Racing Club will host its $125,000 bet365 Kyneton Cup next Wednesday, November 4.

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