With a strong 13 race card and a good crowd track side, Sunday’s racing in the Nation’s Capital was bound to produce some sizzling racing.
And that it did.
Gunning trainer Jodie Gilbert topped her double last week with four winners; Cawbourne Sienna, Cawbourne Click, Rough Em’ Up, Cawbourne Tuf producing some lighting runs.
Cawbourne Sienna and Cawbourne Click both breaking their Maiden’s in respective races and starting the night in fine fashion for Gilbert.
Heavily favoured Rough Em’ Up taking out the 4/5th grade 530 in impressive best of the night 30.44 leading all the way to record the 11 length win.
Kennel mate Cawbourne Tuf continuing his good run, making it three on the trot in 25.50 over Plugger Banquet and Lady Hawkins.
The feature finals also producing sensational lead all the way runs, Smashing Osti claiming the Kilcoyne Kennels 0-4 win final in 30.62 over strong finishing Victor Lane and Tinashe Bale.
While in the Cowra to Canberra Final it was Shannon Kirby’s Dastardly that took the chocolates from heavily favoured Reefton Magic, in a smart 25.59 in first look at the Canberra track.
Shaun Kirby’s Charlotte Lane, making it a worthwhile trip for the Kirby clan, taking out the mixed 530, after stepping well early, the white and black bitch was able to avoid trouble at the first turn and going through the pen to beat Roll On By and Stump Me.
Best of the night over the 440’s went to John Thorpe’s Sutton Tiger who did everything right early to set up his 25.26 win, leading start to finish, 9 lengths clear of Daytona Norbet and Emjack Osti.
Lorraine Roy’s Azure Osti got back on track, beating a smart top grade sprint field in 17.77, the Blue Bitch lead at the crucial first turn to return a $5 dividend for investors.
Roy making it a running double with Dark Cavalier, racking up his eighth career win over another class field, beating favoured Magic City by half a length, Rosey’s Bond a neck behind in third.
Irinka Bronte continued her good luck at the Canberra track in the ninth event holding out strong finishing kennel mate Facial by a length, another length back to Cool Aussie.
Queanbeyan trainer Trevor Peck continuing his fine form also picking up a double for the evening.
Flying Deb the first to add to the kitty beating Kaliandra and Clovalley Brooke, before newcomer to the kennels Buddha’s Girl crossed the line ahead of favoured Cawbourne Bolt and Cawbourne Madge, favourite Extent finishing in fourth.
The smart wins giving good returns of $6.10 and $14.80 to local punters.
Racing continues again next week with another SKY Channel meet.