The Pam Braddon trained Janderra’s Mate led throughout to claim the Starr Kennels Sprint Final in a flying 26.00 at Kennerson Park on Saturday.
The son of Over Flo X Janderra had six lengths to spare over the fast finishing Stunning Kali with Hot Fuzz a further length back in third. It was the second leg of a winning double for the Cowra conditioner having saluted with Cool Quality earlier on in the program registering 26.59.
Pam’s son-in-law Wes McDonald also landed a winning double with Dana Jack who posted best of day figures of 17.74 over the 307m accounting for Forest Storm and Regal Country. Later, Dana Hugo wasn’t far behind stopping the clock at 17.86 in downing Iron Bark Forest and Royal Court.
2007 Bathurst GOTY, Flying Mitch is better known for his powerhouse finishes over 450m and 520m as well as wins over 618m but on Saturday he showed just how versatile he is by storming home to win the 307m FFA in 18.00. The Just The Best X Agreement whelp has been a great money spinner for local conditioner Ashley Lamb earning almost $25,000 in stakes which includes a couple of Wentworth Park victories.
Malfoy continued his good run at Stud with a quartet of winners during the day which included a winning treble for Orange mentor Trevor Jones. Jones’ three from three success started with Agent Gibbs (ex Al Fresco) who made an auspicious debut with a hollow all the way 30.32 maiden effort. Malstyle (ex Pacific Style) was never headed in posting 30.36 but Talevero’s run in scoring back-to-back wins in 26.58 was extraordinary after being a clear 4 to 5 lengths last to leave the boxes.
Lynn Maney’s Carrasco rounded out the Malfoy juggernaut also making it consecutive wins with a slick 17.84 win over Scandalous Miss and Janderra’s Magic.
The Mark Wicks prepared Forest Diamond was the third repeat winner from the previous week when he finished too strongly for Straight No Ice in 30.44.
Fly Lightnin’ did as his name suggests for Mount McDonald trainer Bert Moore with a sizzling 17.78 maiden victory in the opening race on the card.
Macbai The Sea cemented Shannon Kirby’s lead in the Bathurst trainer’s premiership with a three quarter length victory over Sweeny in a tidy 26.32.
With two months remaining in the title chase Kirby (396) appears to have an unassailable 125 point buffer over the Braddons (271) with nine times winner Carolyn Hore a long way back in third on 179.
The rich Bathurst RSL Soldier’s Saddle carnival is just around the corner running November 15th through to December 3rd.