Astute punters made the most of some good odds on offers across the meeting, this trend starting early with theirs for yours odds available for first starters Ritza Nat in the first.
The Black Enforcer x Notorious Nat black bitch made her move late only just getting to early leader Jessie Be Good, to win by half a head, four lengths back to Berridale Flash.
Heat one of the SKY Racing Maiden’s saw Berella Bridget cling to the rails and sneak under Leverage to produce a 25.67 win, Banjo Flex filling the minors.
Berridale Queen made the most of her first Canberra start for connections in heat two of the SKY Racing Maiden’s, posting a very smart 25.46 lead all the way win, 7 ¾ lengths clear of litter brother Matdan who snuck in by a nose over Elite Nurse.
The fourth and fifth events saw Yass trainer Neil Staines claim a running double with Brilliant Blonde and Road Ahead, the pair paying a collective of $14.80, a nice return for connections.
In a tough fifth grade 530 event it was Sir Pedro for Mark Chalker and the Bluey Syndicate who made the best late move to catch early leader Miss Jagz, under ten lengths separating the full field in the 31.01 event.
Andy Lord’s Half As Mate made the most of a little extra space, with the scratching of the alley to his inside in the Ranger Geale 4/5th Grade sprint.
The black dog leaving the boxes smartly to post 7.63, 17.84 ahead of Berella Laura and Unique Unit.
Race eight, the Canberra Mower Services 4/5th grade 530 event saw reserve Five To Life make the most of the start, jumping from box seven the black Collision x Cut Fine dog posted good early sections to beat home strong finishing Just Ariek and Ebony Devil in 31.06.
Racing continues this Sunday, with three meetings until Canberra goes into recess, including two big SKY meetings the 10th and 17th January.
On behalf of everyone at the Club we hope you all had a lovely Christmas and safe travels over the New Year period and hope to see you at Canberra soon.