Sunday’s Racing – in brief

Shepparton and JP van der Merwe

Shepparton and JP van der Merwe

 

Gokhan Goksel Terzi and Penny Fisher Racing took all the training honours at Borrowdale Park on Sunday… Terzi getting the lion’s share with five winners. JP van der Merwe and Lance Pagel, riding for Terzi, had three and two winners respectively. Ryan Munger also rode two winners.

Three Tote favourites, Shepparton, Finlay and Kevin Barry, duly arrived and the Pick 6 was won. Tandava and Bankers Blues deadheated in the first leg which resulted in two separate Pick 6 Dividends….$171 394.80 with Tandava, and $56 986.30 with Bankers Blues. There is a $45 694.34 carryover.

The first race was won by Shepparton, the Tote favourite. Shepparton is by Fencing Master (GB) and first-timer Don’tfencemein (also by Fencing Master) finished second.

Tandava and Bankers Blues deadheated in the second race. The Tote favourite was Nimble Dancer, unplaced.

Finlay, coming back from a long rest, started favourite, and took the third race on the card with a flying finish.

Kevin Barry from the Fisher stable won the fourth. He was Tote favourite. His stable mate, King’s Wager, was well back as his saddle slipped forward badly soon after the start.

David’s Flower (Greyling), also trained by Penny Fisher, scored in the fifth race. This was a tight finish involving Wee Doch ‘n Dorris, Quick Glance and Ice Pack. Tote favourite Enough Said came fifth. Magnificent Mile was found to be lame after this race.

The fancied Carla The Rebel went down to stable mate Invincible Swan in the Sable Flyers. She was slow out of the gates, losing half a length, but well beaten by Invincible Swan. The winner was examined post race and found to have pulled her right front shoe, and to be suffering respiratory distress.

Rumbavu Park Stud bred the winner of the first race, and also bred Belle Epoque, winner of the last, from Romantic Balladeer, Haga Haga and Tail Wind. The Tote favourite, Princeton Tiger, was unplaced
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