Dux at best

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Hor­sham trainer Paul Preusker con­tin­ued his great run of re­cent form, with an­other win, this time dur­ing a Swan Hill car­ni­val.

On cup day the Mcken­zie Creek sta­ble sad­dled up its con­sis­tent per­former Daf­fey Dux in a hand­i­cap at bench­mark-64 level across 975 me­tres.

Rid­den by Dean Hol­land, the son of Gon­ski flew out of the bar­ri­ers and sat on the leaders’ heels. From there Daf­fey Dux en­joyed a good run, off a lickit­tys­plit tempo.

Once in the straight, Daf­fey Dux showed a good turn of foot, ac­cel­er­at­ing away from his ri­vals for a con­vinc­ing win by al­most two lengths. Daf­fey Dux is prov­ing him­self a handy money-spin­ner, earn­ing $44,650 from 11 starts.

No blem­ish here

Just like the Preusker sta­ble, Terry and Ka­rina O’sul­li­van are en­joy­ing an­other good sea­son with a steady flow of suc­cess.

The Stawell sta­ble’s lat­est win­ner came via Not A Blem­ish at Swan Hill on Satur­day. The grey geld­ing lined up in a hand­i­cap over 1200 me­tres, 0-5, with Jes­sica Ea­ton rid­ing. Not A Blem­ish was able to box seat and was given a beau­ti­ful run by Ea­ton. The son of Dash For Cash ex­ploded to the front af­ter given clear gal­lop­ing room, scor­ing a one-length win.

Dark at Hamil­ton

Stawell trainer Doug Whit­worth kept his sta­ble tick­ing over nicely with a win­ner at Hamil­ton on Sun­day.

Whit­worth had his Turf­fontein geld­ing I Am The Dark lin­ing up in a bench­mark-64 hand­i­cap over 1400 me­tres.

Ver­sa­tile jockey Aaron Lynch was in the sad­dle and put I Am The Dark in the gun spot trail­ing the leader.

I Am The Dark was the ben­e­fi­ciary of a soft run and stormed home in the straight.

I Am The Dark has built a handy record, win­ning four of his 14 starts with earn­ings of $66,010.

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