Kapaulenko’s hot run continues
Horsham trainer Paul Preusker is enjoying a real purple patch of form and this continued at Naracoorte.
The Preusker stable had Kapaulenko, who was shooting for three wins in a row, lining up in a benchmark 64 1430-metre handicap.
Regular rider Holly Mckechnie was back aboard the gelding after winning at Terang 10 days earlier.
Kapaulenko showed good speed leaving the barriers, settling on the pace and Mckechnie gave the five-year-old a beautiful ride from the box seat.
Kapaulenko loomed large before the home turn, cruising into contention.
When balanced in the straight, the son of Kaphero dashed to the front. In a gallant performance Kapaulenko scored by almost one-and-a-half lengths.
Patch takes cup
Stawell trainers Terry and Karina O’sullivan returned to the winners’ circle at Colac, also at the weekend.
The O’sullivan’s had their talented galloper Patch Adams lining up in the $50,000 Colac Cup over 2000 metres.
Ridden by Jack Hill, Patch Adams enjoyed a nice run from the box seat, settling just behind the leaders.
The Dane Shadow entire hooked to the outside at the top of the straight, beginning to let down with a strong run.
Patch Adams showed an explosive turn of foot over the concluding stages, dashing to the front to score a dominant win by a length.
The Colac Cup was Patch Adams’ third career victory from 27 starts, for stake earnings of $198,450.
Terry and Karina O’sullivan continued their good form at Werribee on Monday, when Sarimanok won the cash.
The Lookin at Lucky four-yearold proved too good in a benchmark 58 high weight handicap over 1615 metres, scoring by two lengths with Tom Ryan aboard.