The South Eastern Times : December 11th 2014
GALLOPS 31 At the Barrier with David Gilbert Returned to best form AS the form guide shows, the local galloper Brinkley Bullet can be an enigma for punters, but on his day the gelding can be a world beater. Last Friday was one of those days that the sevenyear-old galloper was at his very best, sweeping to the easiest of victories in the 1400 metre 0-68 handicap at Mount Gambier. Prior to that, he had won just the one race from his last 10 starts with a couple of placings thrown in. With regular jockey BACK IN THE MONEY: Brinkley Bullet, trained in Millicent was back in the winners’ circle last week. Picture courtesy Racing Victoria Caitlin Jones sidelined through suspension, owner/trainer Craig Stewart entrusted the ride to Adelaide’s Amy Herrmann who settled Brinkley Bullet at the rear of the 10 horse field. Herrmann sat as quiet as a church mouse until the 600 metres before setting the local hope alight, and he was clearly the widest runner in the straight. Brinkley Bullet ($8.50) gave his 10 rivals wind burn around the famous Glenburnie dog-leg to register the easiest win of the day by 3.25 lengths. That win has given Stewart some breathing space at the top of the owner/trainers’ premiership in the Limestone Coast, a title he won last season. The Friday twilight race meeting was a big success for the Mount Gambier Racing Club, with a significant rise in crowd figures from the corresponding meeting last year which was run on a Sunday. Pre-Christmas holiday YOU won’t see the name P. Marks in any form guides for the next week or so after stewards gave him a pre-Christmas “holiday” at Mount Gambier last Friday. PRE-CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY: Millicent jockey Paul Marks will miss six race meetings after being suspended on a careless riding charge last week. WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 11 0333am 1.2 0940am 0.5 0326pm 0.7 0744pm 0.3 Friday 12 0402am 1.1 0956am 0.5 0400pm 0.7 0817pm 0.4 Saturday 13 0428am 1 1027am 0.5 0442pm 0.7 0848pm 0.5 Sunday 14 0447am 0.9 1103am 0.5 0553pm 0.6 0907pm 0.6 Max 23°C Min 12°C Clearing Shower Thursday Chance of Rain - 5% UV: Extreme Max 27°C Min 10°C Mostly Sunny Chance of Rain -40% UV: Extreme Friday Max 32°C Min 13°C Mostly Sunny Saturday Chance of Rain - 20% UV: Extreme Max 25°C Min 12°C Mostly Sunny Sunday Chance of Rain - 10% UV: Extreme Max 27°C Min 10°C Late Shower Chance of Rain - 40% Monday Thursday Slight (20%) chance of a morning shower in the south. Winds southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s. Friday Sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30. Saturday Sunny. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34. Coastal: Thursday Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Lower South East Coast Winds Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas 2 to 2.5 metres. Swell Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres. Friday Winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots reaching 20 to 25 knots north of Beachport early in the morning. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, reaching 1 to 2 metres north of Beachport in the morning. Swell Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 651042 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au The South Eastern Times, Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 31 ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 11 0345am 1.2 0952am 0.5 0338pm 0.7 0756pm 0.3 Friday 12 0414am 1.1 1008am 0.5 0412pm 0.7 0829pm 0.4 Saturday 13 0440am 1 1039am 0.5 0454pm 0.7 0900pm 0.5 Sunday 14 0459am 0.9 1115am 0.5 0605pm 0.6 0919pm 0.6 Thursday 11th Sunrise 5:40 Friday 12th Saturday 13th Sunday 14th Sunrise 5:40 Sunrise 5:40 Sunrise 5:41 Sunset 8:23 Sunset 8:23 Sunset 8:24 Sunset 8:25 Paul Marks pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding on Consolidated Glass in the Benchmark 80 handicap and was rubbed out for six meetings, concluding on Friday, December 19. “I could have had the suspension deferred but that would have meant missing out on several rides just after Christmas, so it was better for the suspension to come into effect from last Sunday but it will mean me missing Bordertown Cup day this Sunday,” Marks said as he departed Glenburnie. Consolidated Glass was second over the line behind Welcome Ned, but the stewards relegated the gelding to fourth (and promoted Kill Bill to third from fourth) after Kill Bill’s jockey Dominic Tourneur fired in a protest alleging interference in the vicinity of the 600 metres. Mount Gambier apprentice Caitlin Jones also felt the wrath of the stewards at Hamilton last Monday week, missing the Mount Gambier meeting and will not return to the saddle until this Saturday at Stawell. First of the cups THE $20,000 Bordertown Cup this Sunday is the first of the major cups on the Limestone Coast circuit this season. It has, however, attracted a rather ordinary field with the out-of-form Texan Warney heading the weights. Undoubtedly the best race of the day will be the open sprint where South East racegoers will see the return to racing of the Michael O’Leary trained Action Again, winner of the $120,000 Palmerston Sprint in Darwin last year. His big weight will be a real test with hot opposition expected from the speedy pair of Conidel and Consolidated Glass. A handful of Millicent gallopers are among the nominations for the Bordertown program, including last Friday’s Mount Gambier winner Brinkley Bullet. It is expected that promising apprentice Dylan Dunn will have his final ride in South Australia for a while at the Bordertown meeting. Dylan will head east over the border after the meeting to continue his apprenticeship with the David Hayes and Tom Dabernig stable at Euroa.
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