Conconi in Ballarat win
Stawell trainers Terry and Karina O’sullivan have continued their success after winning the Casterton Cup a fortnight ago.
The O’sullivans had consistent performer Conconi, which lined up in the Hertz Ballarat Super Vobis Maiden Plate over 1100-metres, with Luke Nolen riding.
Conconi showed some dash leaving the barriers, camping right on the leader’s heels with Nolen affording her the run of the race. Once balanced, the daughter of Bianconi loomed ominously, dashing past the tiering Bella.
Conconi went on to record a workman like win, scoring by a lengthand-a-half.
Conconi now boasts one win from eight starts, and two minor placings for earnings of $35,730.
Telopea Downs-based trainer Darryl Dodson continued his stable’s recent good form with a winner at Sunday’s Penola meeting.
The Dodson yard had Tchotchke contesting the Balnave’s of Coonawarra Maiden Plate over 1100m, with Alfred Chan in the saddle. With the addition of blinkers, the Hinchinbrook filly showed a good deal of pace rolled to the lead, however, had to survive a late charge form Bel Moshe to score by a long neck.
Jack hits no ditch
Jack In The Ditch has found career-best form, winning his last two starts.
Having won at Donald over 2000m a fortnight earlier, the Paul Preuskertrained five-year-old took his place in a benchmark-60 1700m handicap at Penola, with Christine Puls riding.
Jack In The Ditch pushed his way into the box seat, behind stalemate Guru Jim.
Guru Jim looked to be traveling better than his counterpart coming to the home turn, however, when balancing Guru Jim shied, and went almost to the outside fence.
This granted Jack In The Ditch the saloon passage through, to score by a neck on the post.
The son of Amadeus Wolf was a modest $1250 purchase from the 2014 Melbourne Vobis Gold Yearling Sale, but has now earned $45,945 to go with his three career wins.