Another premiership to Evans
By TONY McMAHON ? JOCKEY Dale Evans claimed another Rockhampton jockey's premiership when he ended the season with panache through a winning double at Callaghan Park races yesterday.
Evans won on Allusive Dancer ($7) and Mining Silver ($2.90) with the latter being one of the best-backed winners on the seven-event card. The double took Evans' figures to 41 winners.
Mackay trainer Lyn Manzelmann has a high opinion of Mining Silver, the second leg of her winning double, after jockey George Michaels won the Class 2 (1100m) for her on Fortified ($3.50).
The most impressive winner was the tearaway Running Scared (Chad Pay, $2.40) who scored a seven-lengths win for owners Clive and Ellen Large in the $14,700 QTIS 2YO Handicap (1300m).
Trainer Lyle Rowe has now produced the Lion Hunter youngster for two Rockhampton wins with a Mackay last placing sandwiched between.
Mydam Twist (Chad Pay, $7), the all-the-way winner in the $7700 Class 4 Handicap (1200m), surprised few astute punters.
Last week, when held together and attacked as leader, Mydam Twist finished a game fourth behind Belle Gino.
Yesterday apprentice Pay dashed Mydam Twist out of the barriers and allowed him to run along in front.
Toowoomba hoop Kenji Yoshida signalled that he is being under-rated by Rockhampton after a clever winning ride on Bob's Bid in the Class 3 (1600m) for trainer Jim Lewis.
Yoshida is willing to ride regularly at Callaghan Park where he would be a premiership contender.