The South Eastern Times : October 23rd 2014
GALLOPS 31 At the Barrier with David Gilbert Return to racing of Nullabor THE much anticipated return to racing at Bordertown after an absence of nine months occurs this Sunday. After the Bordertown cup meeting last December, work started immediately on extending and recambering the track, and the green light to resume racing was given by jockeys, stewards and Adelaide officials earlier this month. When you consider that Sunday is also Hamilton Cup day over the border with more than double the stakemoney on offer, the Bordertown club has exceeded all expectations with 107 entries for the seven race card. OFF TO BROKEN HILL: Paul Marks will join wife Debbie on the road this week when the pair attends a race meeting at Broken Hill where Paul has some rides. Understandably, there are not a lot of Victorian gallopers nominated, but the support from the Limestone Coast, Adelaide, Murray Bridge and Strathalbyn owners and trainers has been remarkable. On Sunday, we will see races over two new distances at Bordertown (1550 metres and 2000 metres), as the track circumference has been increased by around 200 metres. Among the nominations is the promising local galloper Nullarbor in the 1300 metre 0-62 handicap, resuming from a healthy spell. Trained by Ray Gilcrist, Nullarbor made his name last preparation in middle distance/ staying events, and he is bound to improve on whatever he does on Sunday. Two of the heavy weights of South Australian racing are expected to be in attendance at Bordertown on Sunday. Frances Nelson (chairperson) and Jim Watters (CEO) from Thoroughbred Racing SA have indicated they will be part of the AGM for Limestone Coast Thoroughbred Racing on Sunday morning at Bordertown, and will then stay on for the race meeting. On the road again JUST when you thought that Paul and Debbie Marks have had enough of travelling, the local couple are on the road again this week. TRAVELLER: Debbie Marks will be covering plenty of ground this week and will also feature in The Border Watch tomorrow as the resident guest tipster. WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 23 1259am 1.1 0734am 0.4 0101pm 0.9 0628pm 0.4 Friday 24 0123am 1.2 0803am 0.4 0124pm 0.9 0624pm 0.4 Saturday 25 0149am 1.2 0838am 0.4 0147pm 0.9 0625pm 0.3 Sunday 26 0216am 1.3 0914am 0.5 0211pm 0.8 0636pm 0.3 Max 22°C Min 10°C Drizzle Clearing Chance of Rain - 10% UV: High Thursday Chance of Rain - 40% UV: Very High Max 26°C Min 8°C Mostly Sunny Friday Chance of Rain - 30% UV: Very High Max 21°C Min 10°C Cloudly Saturday Max 26°C Min 8°C Late Shower Chance of Rain - 50% Sunday Max 19°C Min 11°C Possible Shower Chance of Rain - 60% Monday Thursday Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of drizzle in the early morning. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26. Friday Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30. Saturday Partly cloudy. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h turning southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26. Coastal: Thursday Winds South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots easing to southeast to easterly 10 to 15 knots late evening. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres. Friday Winds Variable about 10 knots becoming northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending south to southwesterly during the afternoon. Seas Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Swell Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 651035 The South Eastern Times, Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 31 ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 23 0111am 1.1 0746am 0.4 0113pm 0.9 0640pm 0.4 Friday 24 0135am 1.2 0815am 0.4 0136pm 0.9 0636pm 0.4 Saturday 25 0201am 1.2 0850am 0.4 0159pm 0.9 0637pm 0.3 Sunday 26 0228am 1.3 0926am 0.5 022pm 0.8 0648pm 0.3 Thursday 23rd Sunrise 6:12 Friday 24th Saturday 25th Sunday 26th Sunrise 6:11 Sunrise 6:09 Sunrise 6:08 Sunset 7:33 Sunset 7:34 Sunset 7:35 Sunset 7:36 They will attend the funeral of apprentice jockey Caitlin Forrest in Adelaide before heading to Broken Hill on Saturday for the races where Paul has some rides. It is one of only two race meetings held during the year at Broken Hill. FELL AT THE FIRST OBSTACLE: Phillip “Rinso” Ryan. No rest for the pair after the meeting either, as it will be straight in the car and off to Bordertown on Sunday where Paul will be in action once again. Millicent involvement IN our sister paper The Border Watch each Friday, there is a racing segment known as “Gilbo v the guest” where guest tipsters challenge yours truly in a tipping competition. Some months ago, Millicent man Phillip Ryan, aka “Rinso”, contacted TBW, extremely keen to have a crack at the competition, and his name was duly put on the waiting list. Last weekend was the big occasion for “Rinso” to show the Limestone Coast his expertise but, like many, he fell at the first obstacle. Not one of his four selections produced a return and, as quickly as “Rinso”appeared, he duly departed. To keep Millicent in the limelight, local personality Ian “Hound” Ferguson was contacted to be the guest tipster this week. “Hound” had shown interest for some months, but when the crunch came he immediately went into hiding, especially when advised that a current photograph of himself was required! It’s amazing how strong willed men can suddenly go to water over little things! On the other hand, Debbie Marks was only too keen to put up her hand when contacted, so the happy, smiling face of the blonde Debbie will feature in TBW tomorrow. From fourth to top WHEN jockey Adrian Patterson equallled his best career effort of four winners on one program at Penola last Sunday week, it continued the amazing season for the Adelaide based hoop. From fourth on the Limestone Coast jockeys’ premiership ladder a fortnight ago, “Patto” with seven local winners now finds himself one in front of apprentice Emily Finnegan. With nine winners thus far in Adelaide this season, “Patto” is in fourth spot for the metropolitan title behind Dom Tourneur (11 wins), Jamie Kah and Clare Lindop (also on nine wins).
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