Connections of Answers Are should thank a perfect ride by Steve Parnham for the cheque they receive for winning the Listed Jungle Mist Classic (1200m).
The wide open betting race proved a thriller with 13 of the 15 starters finishing within two and a half lengths of the winner at the post.
Parnham settled Answers Are fifth on the fence as Premardal was set a quick speed in front by jockey Paul Harvey.
Premardal was being set a big job having drawn 16 and with 58.5kg.
Before the turn Parnham, had the Fred Kersley trained Answer Are, off the fence and chasing.
At the 150m mark Premadal had enough and Dante’s Diamond who had settled third on the fence took over.
Answers Are gradually wore her down while Sweet Serenity nearly pulled off a come from the tail win when flashing home down the outside to gain third.
Outsider Elle Choisit looked the hard luck story in the race having to switch course in the straight.
For Answer Are, a five-year-old mare, the black type win was reward for consistency.
It was her sixth win in 18 starts and boosted her prizemoney to $180,000.
Kersley has been patient with the daughter of Xaar.
“Early in her racing career, Answers Are severed a tendon,” Kersley said.
“She had a year off to recover and is now handling class rises in top style.”
|JUNGLE MIST CLASSIC|
|Of $80,000.1st $52,000, 2nd $16,000, 3rd $7,200, 4th $3,200, 5th $1,600 LISTED
Quality, Minimum Weight 53kg, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Fillies and Mares, Apprentices cannot claim.
WestSpeed BonusTrack Condition: Good 3 Time: 1:10.26 Last 600m: 0:35.13 INTERIM RESULTS
|1||2||ANSWERS ARE||Fred Kersley||Steven Parnham||2||54.5kg||$4.40|
|2||3||DANTE’S DIAMOND||Gino Poletti||Shaun O’Donnell||0.15L||1||54.5kg||$5.50|
|3||15||SWEET SERENITY||Trevor Andrews||0.3L||4||53kg||$6|
|4||9||ELLE CHOISIT||Doug Wilson||Troy Turner||0.35L||15||53kg||$26|
|5||13||SUMMER SWALLOW||Sonya Price||Jason Whiting||0.75L||11||53kg||$26|
|6||12||MOONLIGHT BAY||Grant Williams||William Pike||1.25L||5||53kg||$9|
|7||7||BEST FEATURE||Ross & Clint Price||Marco Chui||1.75L||7||53kg||$14|
|8||14||SVARA||Fred Kersley||Ms Lisa Bivemark||1.75L||8||53kg||$31|
|9||1||PREMARDAL||Todd Harvey||Paul Harvey||1.75L||13||58.5kg||$11|
|10||4||ROSIE ROCKET||Warwick||Shaun Meeres||2L||12||54.5kg||$26|
|11||8||BONTIARA||Robert Harvey||Jason Brown||2L||10||53kg||$8|
|12||16||VERSCENE||David Harrison||Brad Parnham||2L||14||53kg||$71|
|13||5||ABSOLUTE PLEASURE||Trevor Andrews||Shaun Mc Gruddy||2.5L||6||53kg||$12|
|14||11||MIRRANNON||John Mcguckin||Craig Staples||4.25L||3||53kg||$51|
|15||10||IMA CITINPRETTY||Shane A Edwards||Peter Knuckey||11.75L||9||53kg||$26|