Heywood lifts Berrigan Cup
Melbourne Cup week holds special memories for Berrigan Cup winning trainer Dave Heywood.
He rode 330/1 chance Reinsman in the 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup.
Reinsman finished 13th in a field of 32. New Zealand mare Hi Jinx (50/1) was the winner with Tulloch (3/1 fav) seventh.
The Heywood trained Dyrham Park ($2.50 fav) ridden by Simon Miller won Saturday’s Berrigan Cup (1600m) by a length from Zarreig with two lengths to third placed Marchello.
Nick Souquet and Robert Beattie took the limelight with two wins each at Berrigan.
Souquet was successful on Doogan’s Destiny and Miss Sweden.
Miss Sweden ($3.50) trained by Bryan Maher was dominant in the Maiden (1100m) ahead of Lanomroh and Beau Dazzle.
The Steve Cunningham trained Doogan’s Destiny ($2.50) followed a second placing at Deniliquin with a four lengths win from Zatigeroo and I Am Dan in the Benchmark 55 (1400m).
Beattie’s winners were Green Tea Ice ($11) in the Benchmark 55 (1100m) and Shinia Miss ($3.60) in the Maiden (1600m).
Green Tea Ice trained by Greg Heddle won from Bad Obsession and Monsieur Pierre.
Sister Hazel and Little Dink filled the placings behind the Peter Maher trained Shinia Miss.
Apprentice Josh Richards won the Class 2 Handicap (1200m) on the Chris Davis trained Never Tempted ($2.80) which defeated Ma Bella with Star Cod third.
Hay bred and owned Saddle The Sun preserved his unbeaten record with a hard earned win at the Bendigo Cup meeting.
Saddle The Sun led and held on to defeat Benny Goes Beserk by a short head in the Benchmark 70 Handicap (1300m).
He won at Ballarat and Cranbourne at his only two previous starts.
The Helmet-Sleeque four-year old is owned by Katandra Agriculture Pty Ltd (A Harvey manager).
Maiden winner Vinland and Thronum (Benchmark 78) were impressive and can be followed for more wins.
Echuca gelding Pravro looks set for a successful campaign after resuming with a second in the Moonee Valley 55-Sec Challenge (955m).
His trainer Gwenda Johnstone won the Maiden Plate (1412m) with Wide Open Road at Echuca on Tuesday.
Follow - Golden Authority: Four year-old staying prospect has had only four starts; won Seymour Benchmark 64 (1600m) by six lengths when resuming.
Coming winners: Invincibella was second at Flemington after rearing at the start and losing several lengths.
All Our Roads, fourth in Flemington Group 1, will be suited in lower grade.
Thronum, third in Randwick Group 3 in August, impressed at Bendigo.