Counties not our day
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