Dex­ter flies at Bendigo

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Stawell trainer Dane Smith con­tin­ued his good form through the deeds of Our Dex­ter, at Bendigo.

The six-year-old lined up in a 0-58 event over 1300 me­tres on Satur­day, with John Allen rid­ing.

Our Dex­ter pinged out of the bar­rier stalls, show­ing good speed work­ing his way to the lead. Allen rated the geld­ing beau­ti­fully out in front, giv­ing him ev­ery chance.

Our Dex­ter was chal­lenged strongly by Cof­fee be­fore the turn, how­ever still man­aged to give a strong kick when bal­anced in the straight.

The son of Monde Bleu fought gamely in the run home, win­ning by a nose on the post. Our Dex­ter now boasts four wins and 13 mi­nor plac­ings from 39 starts for earn­ings of $69,894.

Mor­phettville suc­cess

Hor­sham jockey Dean Yen­dall con­tin­ues to ride with good suc­cess this sea­son, and his win­ning ways rolled on at Mor­phettville, on Satur­day.

Yen­dall teamed with long­time sup­porter Dar­ren Weir to ride Ris­ing Hope in the Pe­nang Turf Club Tro­phy Hand­i­cap over 1600 me­tres. In a pa­tient dis­play, Yen­dall rode the four-year-old back in the field be­fore Ris­ing Hope made her move be­fore the home turn, steadily mak­ing ground.

Once in the straight, Yen­dall eased the daugh­ter of En­costa De Lago to the out­side and came home with a strong run.

Ris­ing Hope proved much too good for her ri­vals, dash­ing clear to win by a length.

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