Heywood lifts Ber­ri­gan Cup

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - SPORT -

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.

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