The Hotels Race Day took place on Sunday at the KBRC where local hotel patrons battled it out on course.
The feature race of the day was the Gold Bar Sprint where the Neville Newton trained Comanche Red came from well back to beat Akhedasset.
The Flying Pegasus gelding brought up his fifth victory at the track with Emma Stent aboard for all five local victories.
The first of the day was the Star and Garter Maiden taken out by the Peter Fernie trained Kalbelia who was given a world perfect ride by Ben Kennedy.
The Viscount gelding settled just behind the pace before being produced at the right time to hold off a late charge from Bold Gold who looks one to follow.
The second event on the card was the Criterion Hotel maiden over 1100m taken out by Leica Hussy.
Local trainer Brett Mathews now prepares the filly who went straight to the front and held off a late charge from Multimagic.
Last week’s Smartline Rider of the Day Shaun Meeres was aboard for the victory.
The third event was the Albion Hotel Handicap where in a form turn around Walk By My Side gobbled the field up late to defeat Bomber Bel.
The Fernie trained galloper was suited by a fast tempo upfront early on.
Ben Kennedy was aboard for the Dane Shadow mare’s eighth career victory.
The first leg of the quaddie was the Tower Hotel Handicap where track specialist Jetcetera made it five wins at the track from thirteen atttempts.
Emma Stent produced the Jet Spur gelding at the right time holding off roughie Diggers Fortune who flew from the tail.
The win brought up trainer Dave Smith’s second victory this season.
The fifth race of the day was the Gala Tavern Handicap where Bonaventure broke through since being acquired for his new local connections.
Ben Kennedy piloted the five year old to victory with an aggressive ride with the gelding having enough in hand to hold off Focus On Me who produced a much improved effort.
The last of the day was the Piccadilly Hotel Handicap over the six furlongs where Butterfly Kiss produced a brilliant sectional to take out the event.
Gary Bowen has taken over the horse from Colin Webster with the Goldfields seeming to be ideal for the Myboycharlie mare.
Bold Gold – Still learning the racing caper, showed an electric turn of foot and looks to have a maiden victory instore soon.
Nacho – Showed glimpses of last year when rattling for third in the feature.
RUNS TO QUESTION
Daradale – Ridden aggresively to lead from an outside gate. Don’t dismiss as what he has shown prior to Sunday has been impressive.
Casino Gleam – looked to have every chance with a good ride and didn’t produce when asked.
SMARTLINE RIDER OF THE DAY
Emma Stent – with a double on the day. (Ben Kennedy ineligible)