Dux at best
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.