Doubles were the theme of racing on Saturday night in the all trophy meeting organised by the social club.
Reefton trainers Margaret and Sean Bannerman toping the doubles with a sizzling 25.18 victory to Victor Lane before Tinashe Bale returned to her good form off the one box in a smart 30.68 run.
Jerrawa trainer Ian McFarlane also lining up a double with up and comers of the kennel Hotel Splendido and Trimtex posting hot runs to take out their respective events.
Gunning trainer Jodie Gilbert also featuring in the mix with two quinellas and Silver City Jake returning to form.
Gilbert’s impressive Bunny’s Reward little sister Buckle Bunny stepping to the plate in the second event to collect a good return of up to $6 with the TAB ahead of race favourite Cawbourne Rye.
Gilbert securing another quinella late in the program when Cawbourne Bolt went on with his good form over Cawbourne Texas.
Having shown plenty of potential early in his career it has just been a question of when the quality runner would secure the clear getaway needed to take out his sixth career win.
The black dog getting the fly from box 5 in the Social Club Final worth $1,200 to connections and with a vacant box on his outside the room allowed the Big Daddy Cool x Evelyn Bale dog to prevail over a classy final field, Sutton Tiger coming in second, Methane third in the swift 30.42 run.
First starter for Nicole Donovan, Deadly Virus prevailed in the opening event ahead of Lorraine Roy’s Habmak who posted it’s second win in as many weeks.
The Roy kennels turning it around in the non grade sprint, Dark Cavalier drawing the cherry and making the most of the favoured alley to record a best of the night performance of 17.79.
Mark Chalker’s Clovalley Brooke looks to have turned the corner finding a barrel of confidence in last week’s win to back it up on Saturday night.
Jumping from the eight, the blue bitch got the cart across thanks to Mancunian Kool, gaining the run she required to go on and win over Kirby Lane in 18.19.
Returning largest odds of the evening, the tenth event provided the boilover with favourite Cawbourne Sienna held out by Diedre Jenkins’ Viva Gem, a great delight to Diedre and grandchildren who were trackside to collect their first trophy for the Buck’s Double x Jake’s Gem red fawn bitch.
The trifecta and healthy payout for fortunate punters, the superTAB dividend in the order of $806.
Canberra features another full SKY program this Sunday before another SKY Filler on the 20th June.
With under a month until the Lockwood National Capital Distance Championship racing in the ACT is getting very exciting.
We hope you will be apart of it soon.