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Bowman four, Monton all the glory in Villiers

Bowman four, Monton all the glory in Villiers

17 Dec, 2011

While jockey Hugh Bowman won four races at Warwick Farm today, his win on Monton in the $175,000 Villiers Stakes (1600m) flattered the horse more than the hoop.

Monton from the disastrous barrier 18, travelled four wide without cover throughout but powered to the line to pick up the second Group 2 victory of his …

Sea Galleon on trial for Sydney and Brisbane Cups

Sea Galleon on trial for Sydney and Brisbane Cups

7 Dec, 2011

In-form Melbourne galloper Sea Galleon has been installed $3.40 favourite with Tabsportsbet  for his first foray north in Saturday’s Listed Christmas Cup (2400m) at Rosehill.

The son of Gallieo is after a hat-trick of wins after comfortable victories at Moonee Valley and Sandown Hillside in November.

It will be the third state Sea Galleon has …

Melham takes nation’s riding honours with a treble

Melham takes nation’s riding honours with a treble

26 Nov, 2011

Melbourne jockey Ben Melham took the nation’s riding honours with a treble at the Sandown Hillside today.

The deteriorating track held no qualms for Melham, in fact the wetter it became the better his success.

The track rated dead in the morning and finished a heavy 8.

At the end of race four Melham hadn’t …

Blinkers the key to Zara winning Underwood

Blinkers the key to Zara winning Underwood

26 Nov, 2011

A dashing front running ride by Adam Hyeronimus gave Zara Dancer his first black type win in the Listed $100,000 Frank Underwood Cup (1900m) at Canterbury today.

The apprentice used up the five-year-old gelding from barrier 11 to lead early.

The unruly Tom’s Rocket applied pressure most of the way while Solid Billing, settled in …

Jim Cassidy’s career – summed up in a day

Jim Cassidy’s career – summed up in a day

13 Nov, 2011

Jockey Jim Cassidy has been suspended for five weeks and fined $200 for breaching whip rules on five separate occasions after piloting four winners at Rosehill yesterday.

In keeping with the highs and lows of a career which would surely make a great book, Cassidy was seen at his best and worst – concurrently.

Cassidy …

Somepin Anypin win Hawkesbury Gold Cup

Somepin Anypin win Hawkesbury Gold Cup

3 Nov, 2011

The Gary Portelli trained Somepin Anypin justified his odds on starting quote when easily winning today’s Group 3 $150,000 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m).

Somepin Anypin was only horse the good judges wanted despite a wide alley and an unproven record over 1600m.

And if any horse was good enough they had their chance.

Jockey Jim …