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A Wonder win for Seymour’s Brown

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By ‘Pegs’

SEYMOUR trainer Stephen Brown’s Egyptian Wonder found conditions to his liking at Ballarat on Sunday.

Racing on a heavy nine surface, the five-year-old gelded son of Desert Kink and Celtic Reign was a $4.80-$3.30 favourite, and ran out a comfortable winner of the Ingenia Lyfestyle Parkside Lucas BM64 over 2600 metres.

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Ridden again by Harry Coffey, the gelding defeated the $3.70 Guido by one and three quarter lengths with the Kilmore-trained Ambalac, $9, in third place.

“The wetter and the longer, the better,” Brown told’s Bella Anderson after the win.

“It was a pretty good win. He looked beautiful and he just outstayed them I suppose.

“We’ve missed out on a heap of runs every time its long we need a heavy 15 to win but every time they cancel the race so we were very lucky today. Very happy,” he said

The gelding is a three-quarter brother to the triple Melbourne Cup-mare Makybe Diva.

Egyptian Wonder has now won two races with seven minor placings from his 24 starts.

Big weekend for Shinn

Former Kilmore apprentice and Melbourne Cup-winning hoop Blake Shinn capped off a successful weekend riding five winners from only nine mounts.

On the first day of the Caulfield Cup Carnival, the former Scobie Breasley medallist rode three of the first four winners on the program and was a luckless runner-up aboard Elliptical, $15, in the $3M Group 1 Neds Caulfield Guineas over 1600 metres. The Dundeel colt, having only his fourth start was beaten by a half-head.

Shinn will base himself in Melbourne until the end of the Spring Carnival and then return to his home in Sydney.

Blake Shinn returns to the mounting yard aboard English Riviera after winning the Manhari Metals Thoroughbred Club Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse on October 08, 2022 in Caulfield, Australia. (Photo by George Sal/Racing Photos)

Clubs hope for drying weather

Kyneton and Hanging Rock Racing Club along with Kilmore Racing Club are hoping for drying weather for their turf meetings this week.

The former, who has lost its first two meetings for this season due to bad weather, will race this Thursday.

Kilmore, after losing its first turf meeting for the season last month, hopes the weather gods will be shining down on them for its big fundraising meeting on Sunday.

The annual day – the Northern Health Foundation Charity Day – is to raise money for purchasing much-needed life-saving equipment at Northern Health.

Long-time Kilmore resident Bev Carman has been the backbone of the event for many, many years.

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