Deniliquin Pastoral Times

‘Bold’ Tatura win

- With JIM ZEALLEY

Bolden Beau returned from a spell to win the Rating 58 Handicap (1450m) at Tatura on Saturday.

A mid-race move by jockey Craig Robertson was a key factor in the Echuca gelding’s success.

Bolden Beau, trained by Michael Cornish and Donna Gaskin, settled midfield before taking a narrow lead near the 500m.

The $31 chance held on to defeat Written Advice by a head with a length to $3.10 favourite St Joeys.

Bolden Beau had not raced since unplaced at Echuca over 1200m in May.

She Won’t Leave came close to completing an Echuca double.

Secret Way ($26) beat the eight year-old mare ($13) by a short half head in the Rating 58 (1600m).

Kiran Quilty rode She Won’t Leave for Tahne Davies.

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A protest second against first was upheld after the Rating 58 (1100m) resulting in Chairman’s Choice being awarded the race.

Swift Hit had crossed the line a neck ahead of the Andrew Dale trained six-year old.

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Play On Words dominated the Maiden Plate (1450m) and there could be more wins for the Bendigo four year-old.

He won by five lengths after following a fast pace set by Speedy Akeedy.

Rod Symons trains the winner which was ridden by John Keating.

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The Cup weights were keenly awaited following the Incentivis­e’s rapid rise from Maiden class to Group 1 success in the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington.

Despite undoubted talent he needs to go to another level to win a Melbourne Cup with 55.5kg.

The Cup picture will be clearer after the Turnbull Stakes on October 2.

Racing Victoria’s chief handicappe­r made some interestin­g comments when announcing weights three days after the Makybe Diva stakes.

‘‘Had he not won the Makybe I’d say he would have got around 53.5kg,’’ Greg Carpenter said.

He indicated Incentivis­e is better off at the weights than Russian Camelot last year.

Russian Camelot with a Timeform rating of 122 carried 53.5 and ran eighth.

Incentivis­e’s latest win lifted his rating to 117.

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Follow — Anamoe: Four wins from eight starts including Randwick group 1 1400m in April; returned with Group 2 win over 1200m.

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Coming Winners: Butter Chicken impressed in three starts in first preparatio­n and will benefit from first-up eighth at Flemington.

Ocean Beyond was hampered in the straight when fourth at Caulfield.

Benaud, lightly raced import, should continue to improve.

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