Hoop says start key to Cup vic­tory

Pilbara News - - PILBARA SPORT - Louise Alling­ham

Pil­bara race fans gath­ered at the Nor-West Jockey Club last Satur­day, July 23, for the an­nual Roe­bourne Cup.

The threat of rain didn’t de­ter the crowds as the race­course was packed for the fi­nal meet­ing of the sea­son.

All eyes were on the track for the day’s seven races which saw Devil­ish In­tent, rid­den by jockey Peter Far­rell and trained by Ni­cole Pate­man-Mas­ters, take out the $50,000 Roe­bourne Cup 2200m.

Far­rell said he was happy with how Devil­ish In­tent ran.

“I was al­ways sort of go­ing to run third or fourth, then got a pretty good (start) into the race and al­ways thought he could prob­a­bly win from the thou­sand, so I was pretty happy with that,” he said.

“Hope­fully, (I) look for­ward to go­ing to Port Hed­land Cup, Broome Cup with him.”

Scan­dalous Price was the first win­ner of the day, rid­den by Mol­lie Clark and trained by Gerry Hughes.

Race two was taken out by Lake­view Blitz rid­den by Clin­ton Porter who went on to also win race three on Je­une’s Park.

The Coates Hire Onyx Events Hand­i­cap (1800m) was won by Cape Fear.

Ro­man Fighter, rid­den by Noel Rud­land and trained by Peter Del­lar, won the $20,000 City of Kar­ratha Hard­ing Cup run over 1400m.

Run­nerdal crossed the fin­ish line first in the fi­nal race be­fore the Cup and one of the fea­ture races of the day — the 1200m Set­tlers Sprint.

Af­ter the races wrapped up, pun­ters en­joyed live mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment and two-up.

The Nor-West Jockey club is the sec­ond-old­est in WA and tra­di­tion­ally fin­ished its race day with the big­gest two-up games in the State.

Pic­tures: Louise Alling­ham

Nor-West Jockey Club pres­i­dent Kevin Kin­in­month presents Roe­bourne Cup-win­ning jockey Peter Far­rell with his tro­phy.

Peter Del­lar, Peter Ca­pararo, Mil­ton Lang­don, Fiona White-Har­tig and Kevin Kin­in­month.

Roe­bourne Cup win­ner Devil­ish In­tent.

Veteran hoop Danny Miller rides Poltava to sec­ond in race six.

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