Coun­ties not our day

Franklin County News - - Sport -

Last Thurs­day’s race day at Coun­ties, was not as kind to the lo­cals as it could have been, with lo­cal train­ers only winning 3 of the 11 events.

The Richard Yuill-trained Top Mar­que al­most got the day off to a good start, but was de­feated by a mere head.

The son of Shinko King must break maiden ranks soon.

The Yuill sta­ble did man­age to the Col­lett sta­ble. fi­nally win a race with an­other This win was just a warm-up for ‘ pro­fes­sional’ maiden Al­ber­ton the dou­ble he scored at Can­terPrincess later in the day. bury over the week­end on Bur

The three-year-old daugh­ter of lesque and Stu­pen­dous. Golan had notched up nine Craig Ritchie trained Solid plac­ings in­clud­ing a third in the Billing to win his sec­ond race on Group Three Ford 2YO Clas­sic the trot when he took out the last sea­son be­fore fi­nally break­ing Pukekohe Travel 2200. maiden ranks. The well-bred Rock of Gi­bral­tar

She has heaps of abil­ity and geld­ing has the look of a promiswill go on to bet­ter things. ing stayer.

The Richard Col­lett team was Also spot­ted rid­ing at Coun­ties also looking for a change of luck was for­mer Queens­land jockey with Pin­star in the New Zealand Justin Stan­ley. Blood­stock In­sur­ance 1200, but he He has been rid­ing work for his was nar­rowly beaten on the line for­mer boss in Queens­land, Garry as well - the of­fi­cial mar­gin be­ing Ne­wham of Eclipse Stables, for half a head. some weeks now, and is keen to

Two races later, Ja­son, rid­ing make a come­back to racing while Su­per­charged for his fa­ther, was based at Pukekohe. de­ter­mined not to get bobbed on Stan­ley has rid­den over 500 the line again and kicked out the win­ners, many at group level. Ca­sual Lies geld­ing to win by three-quar­ters of a length.

Su­per­charged is a full brother to the use­ful hand­i­cap­per Su­per­al­loy who also races from

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