The Boulder Rotary Mother’s Day race day took place on Sunday with a good crowd in attendance on course.
The feature race of the day was the Barcon Logistics Peter Palmer Memorial taken out by Rafferty for local trainer Peter Fernie.
The win was the first victory for the More Than Ready gelding since 2012 and the first for his local owners since the galloper arrived at Cambana Lodge.
The race was not without drama when second favourite Private Business knuckled at the start resulting in it taking no place in the race.
Ben Kennedy was aboard Rafferty for the victory who enjoyed three victories on the day.
The first of the day was the 2015 Boulder Rotary Radio Auction Maiden where the Russell Stewart trained Regal Gossip produced an upset taking out the event.
Punters sent Versed Remedy out in the red but were disappointed with the favourite managing to finish in fourth and never looking likely.
The second race on the card was the Safe and Sound Storage Maiden over 1200m where Regal Weapon saluted at its thirteenth career start.
Shelby Bowtell guided the Musket mare to victory after settling her midfield and eventually proving too strong in the run to the line defeating Stage Queen by three quarters of a length.
The third race was the Goldfields Engraving and Tyrepower Handicap where promising type Zee Dribbler brought up his fourth career victory at start number eighteen.
The Due Sasso four year old was ridden closer to the pace on Sunday with Ben Kennedy timing his run perfectly defeating Ashanti Lass by a narrow margin.
The first leg of the Quaddie was the RSM Bird Cameron Handicap where The Cruel Sea made it two victories from six career starts.
Ben Kennedy produced another gem of a ride when crossing from barrier eight to position the Blackfriars three year old in second position.
The grey went on to defeat short priced favourite Let’s Go Lakers who had some interference in straight.
The majority of Quaddie punters were dealt a blow in the fifth when Adricat took out the Lakes Electrical Distributors Handicap.
The Delago Brom seven year old returned to his best when putting the field away with ease.
It was the galloper’s first victory in nine hundred and seventy days no doubt giving owner and Kalgoorlie racing supporter Pat Behsman a moment to savour.
The last of the day was the Stationery Plus Handicap were a capacity field of sixteen took to the track.
The Joanne Forrest trained Dark Royalty produced an exhilarating turn of foot to come from well back and defeat Crown Saga.
The first two across the line settled last and second last in running with only a short half head separating them at the post.
Dark Royalty now possesses and enviable record of three victories from four starts.
Ben Kennedy easily took out the Smartline Rider of the Day Award with three victories and a handful of placings.
Crown Saga: Huge effort and should show further improvement third-up.
Private Business: Uncomfortable ride for Tash Faithfull after knuckling at the start. Punters were left hurting after he was declared an official starter.
RUNS TO QUESTION:
Kronfeld: Did race wide from the 600m but this appeared to be a decision made by Meeres to ensure he got a clear run home. Don’t dismiss yet as he has plenty of class.