Proconsent Too Good In Provincial Final


Proconsent capped a lucrative day for owner Neil Irvine after winning the Sky Racing.TV-Provincial Championship Series Final (1400m) at Belmont on Saturday.

Backing up stylishly from his championship heat win at Pinjarra, Proconsent, sent out as a $13.20 chance, scored an upset win over Hot Style and Pastry.

Under a patient ride from Chloe Azzopardi, the Rob and Todd Harvey-trained four-year-old was situated in the back of the field for the majority of the race.

Hooked to the outside on straightening, the son of Proart unleashed a powerful winning burst down the outside and hit the front with 50m remaining.

At the post, he held a one length margin over Hot Style with another half-head to Pastry. Stablemate Gifted Warrior ran fourth.

The flop of the race was tote favourite Power Of St George. The $2.50 fancy got a long way back from his wide draw and made no impact in the run home.

Coming of a last-start win at Bunbury, the David Harrison-trained three-year-old ran 11th in the field of 16.

Proconsent gave Irvine an interstate double after Reykjavik won the Apache Cat Handicap (1600m) at Flemington.

Proconsent boosted his record to five wins and one second from nine starts. His latest win takes prize money to over $100,000.

“He goes pretty well this little horse,” Rob Harvey said.

“His racing a little different this prep.

“Last prep he was always up on the pace a bit.

“This time he’s learning to settle a bit and is finishing off his races really well.

“He finished off well at Pinjarra the other day.

“We’ll just tick him over through the grades.

“And it was a good result for Neil Irvine as well.”

Earlier in the day Resortman kept his unbeaten record in tact when he won the Heineken 3 Handicap (1400m).

Taken to the front by Kyra Yuill, the impressive Helmet gelding was never challenged and has now won three in a row.

Yuill followed with a race-to-race double after she stormed home on Freez’emoff in the Perth Racing At Home Handicap (2200m).

Favourite Utgard Loki was two lengths away second, Touch Of Silver third.

Charlton Eddie gave favourite punters early joy when taking out the Laverrod Western Racepix Ascot Horse Of The Year Plate (1300m), making it four straight wins in a line for the top juvenile.

The son of Shooting To Win has not tasted defeat since a debut third in the Listed Perth Stakes in March and continues the hot form of co-trainers Sean and Jake Casey and jockey Pat Carbery.

Showmanship made a brilliant winning return in the Amelia Park Handicap (1200m), running on from 10th position at the turn to defeat Sir Mambo and Rewrite The Stars.

A winner at two of three starts, the four-year-old, a cerise and white member of trainer Grant and Alana Williams and owner Bob Peters’ team, made his first appearance since last June.

Julio Santarelli




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