Mak­ing tracks in Morven

Six-race program de­liv­ers plenty of ac­tion and ex­cite­ment for crowds

Western Times - - SPORT - Sarah Dionysius sarah.dionysius@west­ern­starnews.com

HORSE RAC­ING: Race­go­ers trav­elled from near and far to at­tend the sec­ond meet of the year at the Morven Race Club.

Dressed to im­press, pun­ters placed their bets as the ponies were put to the test on the track.

The meet in­cluded a six-race program with $55,000 in win­nings on of­fer.

Race one was the run­ning of the Oakey Beef Ex­ports Bench­Mark 70 Hand­i­cap.

Num­ber five Strive to Suc­ceed was the first past the post, rid­den by Jason Mis­sen and trained by Pa­trick Web­ster.

Six-year-old geld­ing Issy Com­mand, rid­den by John Rudd came in sec­ond place.

The Clipex Fred Ballingall Memo­rial Bench­Mark 50 Hand­i­cap was won by num­ber seven Fer­rigno, rid­den by Christo­pher Bryen and trained by Cheryl Rogers.

I Am A Lad came in sec­ond, rid­den by Jason Babarovich.

Race three, the Ta­ma­roo En­ergy/Delforce and Sul­li­van Trans­port QTIS Maiden Plate was taken out by Red Gera­nium, rid­den by Jes­sikah-Lee Brand and trained by Wayne Baker.

Three-year-old geld­ing Sidereus Smile came in sec­ond.

The Mor­gan Pas­toral Doug Utting Memo­rial Bench­Mark 50 Hand­i­cap was won by num­ber six Won­der­ful Wally.

The six-year-old geld­ing was rid­den by Roma jockey Natalie Mor­ton and trained by Craig Smith.

Sec­ond place was num­ber eight Flin­ders Peak.

Race five, the Cur­ley Cat­tle TPT Ian Shep­pard Memo­rial Morven Cup was taken out by num­ber five De Vil­liers, rid­den by Pi­etro Romeo and trained by Barry Shep­pard.

Morven RC Sup­port­ers/ R&R Tick­ell Earth­mov­ing and Heavy Haulage BM 55 Hcp was won by Bo­joura, rid­den by John Rudd and trained by Ray­mond Frazer.

PHOTO: SARAH DIONYSIUS

ON THE RUN: Strive to Suc­ceed and jockey Jason Mis­sen race to­ward their win­ning fin­ish in race one at Morven on Satur­day.

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