The Peter Bell trained Your So Vane upstaged her more fancied rivals in taking out the Bathurst Trophies New Years Gift Final at Kennerson Park on Saturday evening January 3.
After settling in third spot early Your So Vane made the winning move approaching the home turn and raced away to score by four and a half lengths over She’s The Goodes and reserve runner Sonny’s Boy in 26.30.
The win is the first feature win for the Bell who is ably assisted by wife Debbie and their two children.
Lidsdale mentor Brett Bowerman took training honours with a winning double.
Fast Andy made it two on the trot with a strong finishing 18.18 victory in the last of eleven races on the program downing Turbo Count and High Five Flyer. Earlier in the night Heza Larrikan proved too strong for Atomik Explosion in a 18.26 maiden win.
Rob Shepherd’s Loyal Conquest also made it back-to-back wins on the track with a near all the way 26.46 success defeating Medium Pace and Cool Quality.
Promising youngster Runaway Promises impressed with a fast 30.23 gallop accounting for Awesome Laddie and Might Fly in a fifth grade event. After a recent double at Richmond, Runaway Promises has now won three straight and is trained at Orange by Andrew Jones
After a tidy second placing at her last start the Max Bilson prepared Jemini Too was heavily supported in the Professionals Real Estate Mixed Stake and punters were all smiles as she trounced her rivals in a handy 30.59.
The improving Tollmax posted best of night figures over the shorts when he ran out a 17.99 victor over Janderra’s Magic and Tittle Tat for Earl Anderson and grandson Jamie Crawford.
Mudgee conditioner Kevin Brennan celebrated a win with Almost Invisible who showed good early speed to hold off Panda Puzzle in 18.05.
Portland trainer Carolyn Hore cheered home a winner in maiden performer Dumped who led throughout to hold off short priced favourite Bells Report in 26.47.