Someone shows form
Horsham trainer Paul Preusker continues to enjoy a great season thus far, training another winner on his home track on Saturday.
The Preusker yard had I Am Someone, $2 favourite, lining up in the 1200-metre MIXX FM maiden plate with Declan Bates taking the ride.
I Am Someone bounced out of the gates, and sat right on the early leader’s girth. The Onemorenomore gelding demonstrated a high cursing speed, putting some pace into the race. I Am Someone took the lead from the tiring Amusing Magnus 600 metres out. In the straight I Am Someone kicked away for an easy three-length win. Centenary takes memorial Mt Gambier-trained Centenary Shot took out the Dallas Rintoule Memorial Handicap, 0-58, for his trainer Peter Hardacre.
Also ridden by Declan Bates, Centenary Shot speared across from the barriers and found the box seat. The Soldier’s Tale fiveyear-old continued to get a nice run, and once balanced, Bates angled Centenary Shot into clear galloping room, finishing strongly.
Over the concluding stages, Centenary Shot toughed his way to a three-quarter-length win.