The Mick Sell-trained Magnum Bullet on the rail, with Jarrod Fry aboard, gets up to defeat Comte, ridden by Lewis German, at Kilmore on Thursday.

By ‘Pegs’

KYNETON trainer Mick Sell rounded off a drama-filled day when he saddled-up Magnum Bullet, at $5.50 odds, for a narrow but well-deserved win at bet365 Park Kilmore on Thursday.

The four-year-old gelded son of Magnus and Silesia took out the MC Traffic BM64 Handicap over 1207 metres.

Giving the in-form hoop, Jarrod Fry, the second leg of a winning double, the gelding defeated Comte, $5.50, by a half-head with the $2.60 favourite Scorpius a further three quarters of a length away third.

“He pulled up really well,” Sell said.

“He’s been a good bread and butter horse for his owners.”

Magnum Bullet, bred by managing owner Melbourne-based Paul Pender, hasn’t been out of a place in four runs this preparation.

He has now won three races with three minor placings from his 15 starts.

Stacky airlifted

The fourth race on the card, the 1607-metre C and M Build Group Maiden Plate was marred by a horrific fall when Daniel Stackhouse fell aboard Armansky in front of the full field at the 500-metre mark.

Dean Holland aboard the Jody Thompson-trained More Saturdays, $19, was unseated in the incident.

The air ambulance was called and Stackhouse was conveyed to hospital.

Early scans revealed left and right rib fractures, a small liver bleed and a small pelvis fracture.

Holland walked back to the jockeys’ room but was complaining of foot and knee pain. He was cleared to ride in the last race.

Racing Victoria stewards have adjourned the inquiry into the fall.

A Noble win

Kyneton trainer Steven Noble and his daughter Samantha combined for a nice win at Werribee’s Spendthrift Australia Park on Sunday.

The duo was successful with Missed The Mark, paying $9.50, in the Global Turf 4YO+ Maiden Plate over 1100 metres.

The Dedline four-year-old gelding defeated Master Magnus, $14, by two and a quarter lengths with the $3.30 favourite Pink And Black a further two and three quarter lengths away third.

Missed The Mark was a $900 purchase at the 2020 Inglis June (Early) Online Sale.

Raced by the trainer, the gelding has the win and a second placing from his five starts.

Steven Noble and daughter Samantha all smiles after the win of Missed The Mark at Werribee on Sunday.

Vale Jack Styring OAM

The racing industry lost a colourful character in Jack Styring OAM in the early hours of Wednesday after a long illness.

Jack was a cult figure with his colourful racecalling, which spanned over 60 years including 60 Gunbower Cups – 1952 to 2010 – a feat recognised by the Guinness Book of Records.

In 1992, he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his services to horse racing as a race caller, broadcaster and journalist.

Up to his passing, Jack was the patron of the Kyneton and Hanging Rock Racing Club, a former president of Hanging Rock Racing Club and has a bar at the track named in his honour.

Jack called his final race meeting at Yea at the ripe old age of 81. He would have celebrated his 93rd birthday last Sunday.

John Henry (Jack) Styring OAM will be farewelled at a service in the Tobin Brothers Chapel, corner of Barkly and Brook streets, Sunbury on Monday, February 21, at 2pm.

This writer will miss the chats in the media rooms following Jack’s friendly greetings with a handshake that took longer than the running of the Melbourne Cup.

RIP Jack – you legend.

Jack Styring pictured in front of his bar at Hanging Rock Racecourse.

Tyson’s treble

Kilmore apprentice Tyson Barton rode three winners from the six-race meeting at Buchan Picnic races on Saturday.

Barton was successful with the Jody Thompson-trained Main Beach, $3, and Avid General, $4.20, with the former giving him a big thrill as its part-owned by himself and father Greg.

Avid Beach is raced by the Thompson family and the rider’s mother Angie Barton.

Barton’s third winner came in the last aboard the Peter Foster-trained Sebring Star.