As Canberra gets set to hit full gear with the heats of the Lockwood National Capital Distance Championship, Sundays prelude meeting laid the perfect foundation for what is bound to be a great series.
The prelude full of quality runners including Licence To Dance, Money Magnet, Bunny’s Reward, Kite Street and Osti’s Exposure were all outclassed by Victorian Regal Thyme who had his first look at the track to beat home Osti’s Exposure who has just returned to the staying races, Money Magnet coming in third.
While the time wasn’t sizzling the race still produced plenty, wetting the appetite of race goers for this Sunday’s heats.
The second feature of the evening, the Canberra Mower Services Final, went to Jenmar Goddess who overcame the four box, stepping beautifully to lead and record her third career, and successive win in 18.02 ahead of Evil Tadmore and Myalla Lehigh.
The black bitch out of bond x Jenmar Flame just starting to hit her straps for the Jennifer Brown, Alan Tutt team.
The opening events of the card, the Kilcoyne Kennels maiden heats over 440 saw even money favourite Heavily Armed for Lyn White and six dollar pop Rocky Crossin’ for Kevin Mahoney book their places in this weekend’s final with respective heat wins.
White Heat, Vallee Temple, What’s The Craic, Beau White, Deadly Grin and War Machine also making their way into the final.
First starter from the Leon Jakobasic kennels Shark Girl started short in the third event, stepping second the Kali Crazy the blue bitch worked hard to make up the early ground winning by just one length over early leader Kali Crazy, Buncha Blowhards for Geoff Collins coming in third.
Making it two wins for two box eight start Sutton Tiger claimed the Climate Doctor 4/5thgrade 530m event in a smart 30.65 over Hotel Splendido and Classy Been.
Gunning trainer Jodie Gilbert recording another multiple win for the card with Cawbourne Grace, Cawbourne Bolt and Cawbourne Rye all recording wins.
The biggest winner of the evening going to John Thorpe’s Sweet Rayah, who returned up to $30 assisting exotic punters with a healthy quinella and trifecta in the order of $400.
Closing events of the evening going to the odds on favourites Dark Cavalier for Lorraine Roy and Walkaway Tiny for Neil Collins in 17.75 and 18.49 respectively.
I hope you will be apart of the Canberra Racing action soon.