The South Eastern Times : April 22nd 2014
20 PENOLA GALLOPS Evenmoreaction wins another cup 20 PENOLA 20 PENOLA OLA GALLOPS Evenmoreaction wins another cup could stop the local cup spe- cialist Evenm NOLA GALLOPS Evenmoreaction wins another cup could could stop the local cup specialist Evenmoreaction from winning Sunday’s $18,000 Penola Cup. Punters shied away from the outstanding middle distance performer because of the weight factor and his poor first up record (no wins from nine tries before Sunday), and as much as $7 was bet about the chances of the top weight. That was good news for his loyal owners and supporters of the Michael O’Leary stable who were on very good terms with themselves for the entire 1700 metres of the feature race. Helping the cause enormously was the ride by teenage apprentice Dylan Dunn, who gave Evenmoreaction the perfect run in behind the leaders before clicking the sevenyear-old into top gear at the 400 metres. In what was one of the best Penola Cup finishes of all time, the first six horses hit the line with half a length between them, and it was the true grit of Evenmoreaction ($6-$7-$6) that saw him win his fifth local cup in the past 15 months. With the Millicent, Naracoorte, two Mount Gambier Summer Cups and now the Penola Cup at the top of his list of achievements, Sunday’s victory took Evenmoreaction’s total stakemoney to over $304,000. “We had a fantastic run in transit and he (Evenmoreaction) did the rest,” the well spoken Dunn told the crowd at the cup presentation ceremony. “I will nominate him for a race during next week’s Warrnambool Cup carnival, but I am also now looking at the $35,000 Scott Group of Companies Millicent Cup here at Penola on Sunday week,” a clearly delighted O’Leary said after his umpteenth country cup success. In a wide open betting race, the Mount Gambier stayer Gatalistic ($5.50-$5) was sent out favourite and was only beaten a long head in the blanket finish. CUP SPECIALIST: In a blanket finish Evenmoreaction got the photo in Sunday’s $1800 Penola Cup to win his fifth cup in the past 16 months in the Limestone Coast. In what was one of racing’s rarities, there were two dead heats in the Penola Cup with the judge unable to separate Mickiem and Back On Track for third, nor Ballypatrick and Tuscan Ranger for fifth. The hard luck tale came from Tuscan Ranger who was blocked for a run for most of the charge up the straight. It was a day for doubles on Sunday with jockey Holly McKechnie, apprentice Jake Toeroek and trainers Lee Creek and Darryl Dodson all winning two races on the eight event card. Drama at the start BACKERS of the second favourite Donnidi Sulina did their money cold when the mare reared as the starter released the field and took no part in the Rating 78 handicap. Stewards investigated the start immediately after the race and duly declared Donnidi Sulina a runner. It was a Mount Gambier quinella when the Lee Creek trained Kill Bill, first up for two months, settled down to a two horse war over the final 150 metres with My Jessy. The pair were the best backed runners in the race and Kill Bill ($5-$4.20) showed plenty of fight to PENOLA Racing Club results from Sunday, April 20, 2014: Race 1, $8000 Wattle Range Council/ SABOIS Maiden Plate, 1700m: ($19) One For Later, 55.0 (R. Stewart) 1; ($3.50) Arrawanooc, 57.0 (J. Potter) 2; ($4) Hastetothewedding, 58.0 (A. Patterson) 3. Others: Ton Of Prussia, ($3.20 fav.) Perfect Bite, Buchan Bull, Mel’s Last Stand. Margins: long head, 2.25 lengths. Time: 1.46.50. Owners: G. Badgery, W. Davis, S. Davison, K. Cronan, T. White. Trainer: Allan Peterson (Warrnambool). Numbers: 8, 5, 2. 7. Win: $12.80. Place: $5.30, $2.10, ntd. Quinella: $16.70. Trifecta: $150.60. Exacta: $64.40. First 4: $1387.40. Race 2, $8000 Alexander Cameron Motel/ Must See, Have, Buy/SABOIS Maiden Plate, 1400m: ($2.80 fav.) Caynham, 58.0 (H. McKechnie) 1; ($4) Sandhill Star, 57.0 (D. Tourneur) 2; ($8) Sharbo, 58.0 (J. Toeroek) 3. Others: Dancer’s Dream, Killearn, Instance, Lucky Desert, Spare One. Margins: 0.75 lengths, hold on for a half head victory. As with her previous run at Penola, My Jessy ($5.50$4.60) again made her run from the tail of the field and just failed to make it three wins from her past four starts. The bitter disappointment of the race was the favourite Lovemelongtime which looked to be in cruise control approaching the home turn but never fired a shot thereafter. Outsider in the first WARRNAMBOOL trainer Allan Peterson drew first blood on cup day when the three- year-old filly One For Later had bookmakers cheering after the 1700 metre maiden. Unplaced at three previous career runs, One For Later ($19) looked gone for all money when clearly headed by Arrawanooc near the furlong pole. Much travelled jockey Ronnie Stewart – who has been riding in the northern hemisphere – never gave up on One For Later and the filly rallied when Arrawanooc died on his run. One punter fancied the chances of Mels Last Stand and attempted to back the Robe galloper to win $20,000 in the betting ring. short neck. Time: 1.26.84. Owner: W. O’Driscoll. Trainer: Darryl Dodson (Telopea Downs). Numbers: 1, 5, 2, 6. Win: $2.40. Place: $1.10, $1.60, $2.20. Quinella: $5.30. Trifecta: $55.40. Exacta: $5.80. First 4: $269. Race 3, $8000 Coopers Brewery/SABOIS Maiden Plate, 1100m: ($6.50) Tipperary Lil, 55.0 (J. Toeroek) 1; ($3.20) Strategic Glass, 57.0 (H. McKechnie) 2; ($7) Rangry, 53.0 (M. Walters) 3. Others: ($2.70 fav.) Fraar Mandy, Goddess Of Fortune, Lazarus Rising, Lisa’s Gem, King Callaghan, Camshaw. Margins: 1.25 lengths, short ½ head. Time: 1.06.49. Owners: D. & C. Franks. Trainer: Stuart Padman (Murray Bridge). Numbers: 8, 4, 9, 5. Win: $6.80. Place: $1.90, $1.70, $3.10. Quinella: $10.50. Trifecta: $248.40. Exacta: $35. First 4: $955.40. Race 4, $8000 Heyward’s Royal Oak Hotel 0-62 Handicap, 1700m: ($11) Teberus, 54.5 (K. Bishop) 1; ($5) Go Girlfriend, 54.0 (J. Potter) 2; ($4.20 fav.) Pam Ann, 54.0 (H. McKechnie) 3. Others: Musee Market, Torridon, Crystal Wave, 20 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Mels Last Stand firmed from $101 to $41 but put up the white flag at the 600 metres and finished 23 lengths from the winner. The Hamilton galloper Perfect Bite was favourite in the race but was never a winning hope after settling a long last and beat two runners home. Raced more truly CAYNHAM broke his maiden status at start number six when successful in the 1400 metre maiden. The Darryl Dodson trained gelding had been placed twice at his past three runs, the latest a second at Naracoorte when the fouryear- old raced greenly in the straight. That was not the case on Sunday when Caynham settled second for McKechnie at the girth of the leader Dancer’s Dream. When Caynham charged to the lead at the top of the straight, the race was effectively all over as he raced truly and was untroubled to beat the well supported Sandhill Star ($5.50-$4). Trifecta for first starters FIVE of the nine runners in the 1100 metre were first Results Sandhill Dancer, Dalmini, Lucieton Lad. Margins: 0.75 lengths, 1.25 lengths. Time: 1.45.17. Owners: D. & L. Beinke, D. & H. Dodson, F. & C. Matthews, B. & G. Edmonds, J. & D. McKenna, B. & B. Hier. Trainer: Darryl Dodson (Telopea Downs). Numbers: 6, 7, 11, 1. Win: $13.40. Place: $3.70, $2.20, $1.70. Quinella: $33.80. Trifecta: $749. Exacta: $84. First 4: $2069.80. Extra double (8 & 6) $82.40. Race 5, $8000 Omnizar Rating 78 Handicap, 1100m: ($4.20) Kill Bill, 54.0 (H. McKechnie) 1; ($4.60) My Jessy, 54.0 (J. Potter) 2; ($12) Equivocation, 51.5 (J. Martin) 3. Others: ($2.60 fav.) Lovemelongtime, Billy The Brat, Donnidi Sulina (left at the barrier). Margins: ½ head, 0.75 length. Time: 1.05.90. Owners: C., M. & J. Thompson. Trainer: Lee Creek (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 6, 7, 5, 3. Win: $5.50. Place: $2.40, $2.10, ntd. Quinella: $12.60. Trifecta: $162.70. Exacta: $26.50. First 4: $560.20. Race 6, $8000 Finns Fine Foods 0-62 Handicap, 1100m: ($3.20 fav.) Grassmere Mookta, 59.5 (J. Toeroek) 1; ($3.70) Rubytoo, 55.0 (H. McKechnie) 2; ($21) Yet Another Time, 54.0 (K. Walters) 3. Others: Halo Dot Com, Lubin Gin Fizz, Fulford Road, Miss Wairoa, Mr Doughboy, New Australian, Richard The. Margins: 0.75 length, 2 lengths. Time: 1.06.00. Owners: A., M. & A. Chambers. Trainer: Adam Chambers (Warrnambool). Numbers: 1, 7, 10, 3. Win: $4.20. Place: $1.60, $1.80, $11.60. Quinella: $9.90. Trifecta: $410.80. Exacta: $16.10. First 4: $5090.80. Race 7, $18,000 Katnook Estate Wines Penola Cup, 1700m: ($6) Evenmoreaction, 61.5 (D. Dunn) 1; ($5 fav.) Gatalistic, 56.5 (S. Cahill) 2; ($17) Mickiem, 54.5 (D. Tourneur) and ($17) Back On Track, 51.0 (J. Martin) equal 3. Others: Ballypatrick and Tuscan Ranger (equal fifth), Manarola Magic, Club Royale, Final Folly, Season Of Fortune, Henry’s Quest, Tonto’s Pride. Margins: long head, long neck. Time: 1.44.40. Owners: G. Considine, F. Fairthorne, K. Sneath, L. Evans, A. Campbell, K. Murray, M. Curnow and M. O’Leary. Trainer: Michael O’Leary (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 1, 4, 5 & 10 (deadheat). Win: $7.10. Place: $2.70, $2.10, $2.10. Quinella: $26.80. Trifecta (1, 4, 5) $212.80; (1, 4, 10) $381.60. Exacta: $46. First 4 (1, 4, 5, 10) $2462.60; (1, 4, 10, 5) $2462.60. Race 8, $8000 Adrian Thomas Industrial 0-68 Handicap, 1400m: ($5) Tully Plenty, 55.5 (D. Tourneur) 1; ($11) Le Grand Ace, 57.5 (J. Martin) 2; ($12) Kirvic, 54.0 (J. Potter) 3. Others: Sir Anthony, Be Tolerant, Kiora, Trig, Kayjayem, Union Rep, Great Memories, Work Before Play, Elines. Margins: ½ neck, 1 length. Time: 1.26.43. Owners: B. Wiese, M. Jensen, J. Peters, A. Bowditch, B. English, K. Creek, G. Trotter, M. & R. Donovan, One Vision Syn. Trainer: Lee Creek (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 9, 1, 12, 4. Win: $4.80. Place: $2.10, $3.60, $3.80. Quinella: $30.60. Trifecta: $831.90. Daily double (1 & 9) $26.60. Treble (1, 1, 9) $95. Exacta: $74.90. First 4: $5656.80. Quadrella (6, 1, 1, 9) $709.50. www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au starters, and three of those supplied the trifecta. One of those – the third placegetter Rangry – was backed from as much as $21 into $7 and looked a winning chance until the concluding stages. Victory went to Tipperary Lil from the Stuart Padman stable at Murray Bridge which put up a big effort after being a clear last to leave the barrier. “She can gallop but is a big, dumb thing and needs maturing,” Padman commented pre-race about the three-year-old filly. Winning jockey Jake Toeroek said post race “she did everything to try and get beat and still won” after Tipperary Lil ($4-$6.50) won untouched after charging home from the rear of the field on the home turn. Tatiara gallopers dominated TELOPEA Downs trainer Darryl Dodson briefly (for two hours) jumped to the top of the Limestone Coast premiership ladder when Teberus gave him his double for the afternoon in the 1700 metre 0-62 handicap. Dodson saddled up two runners in the race, and Teberus ($7-$11) was the less fancied of the pair with stablemate – and favourite – Pam Ann ($3.60-$5-$4.20) a fast finishing third. It was a Tatiara trifecta with the Bordertown filly Go Girlfriend separating the Dodson pair. Unbeaten this campaign WARRNAMBOOL trainer Adam Chambers has Grassmere Mookta really firing this campaign with the seven-year-old gelding unbeaten from two runs this preparation. Prior to that though, Grassmere Mookta had won just the one race from 18 starts but he always looked the one to beat in Sunday’s 1100 metre 0-62 handicap. Grassmere Mookta ($4$3.20 fav.)met with solid support in the final few seconds of betting, and gave Toeroek his double after quickly establishing a two length break at the top of the straight. Just two off the lead MOUNT Gambier trainer Lee Creek is having his best season ever, and finds himself only two wins from the top of the premiership ladder after the win of Tully Plenty in the final event. Those who backed Tully Plenty ($7-$5) were always confident of collecting when jockey Dominic Tourneur had the mare in a cosy spot behind the leading pair in the run to the home turn. Le Grand Ace (second) led and ran a cheeky race until Tully Plenty arrived on the scene, while Creek also supplied the third placegetter Kirvic ($16-$12). The horse to follow is Kiora (sixth) which was last turning for home and then ran into a brick wall when trying to obtain a run in the straight. It is back to Penola for the next Limestone Coast meeting, that being the very popular annual fixture for the Millicent Racing Club on Sunday week, May 4. Ride of the day: Dylan Dunn (Evenmoreaction). Black bookers: Tuscan Ranger (never got a clear run and was only beaten 0.7 length when sixth in Penola Cup); Kiora (looked hopeless on the home turn then went to the line climbing over the heels of the placegetters).
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