Evans trumphant with winning treble return
GIFTED Rockhampton jockey Dale Evans made another triumphant return by landing a winning treble at the twiilight races at Callaghan Park yesterday.
Sidelined since Christmas through 'toe repairs', Evans won on Dave Vale trained Mausoleum ($6.80) in the Maiden (1300m).
Two races later Evans won the Class 1 Hcp (1200m) on Colin Smith's Mackay trained favourite Rainbow Dancer ($2.50).
Brilliant young sprinter King Hunter ($1.80) brought up three winners for Evans, 21, to win the $7700 Open Handicap (1000m).
Heavily backed with bookmakers and totalisators Australia wide, Bill and Viv Boys' King Hunter beat Bikini Bottom (David Lloyd) by 1.25 lengths and took his stakes tally to $96,100.
Fourth placed Joe Dirt was very unlucky after receiving interference shortly after the start and he should soon atone over further.
Trainer Dave Badham has adopted a 'see what happens' attitude for future plans for King Hunter who in a backhanded compliment Evans referred to as 'not a bad horse'.
Brave Hawk juvenile Elanet (Danny Peisley) could be described in the same category as he overcame a wide gate to land his econd Callaghan Park win in succession in the $14,700 QTIS 2YO Handicap (1000m).
In a race marred by the harmless fall of apprentice Dan Ballard from Play The Town, winner Elanet scouted wide to beat Private Ascot by 1.25 lengths with unlucky Deceiving close-up third.