Spectacular return

ROCKHAMPTON'S premier hoop Dale Evans made a spectacular return to form at Callaghan Park racecourse yesterday with a winning treble.

Among them were trainer Tom Bourke and John Blunsdon, the principal owner of the Profit Lodge Racing Syndicate, as Evans produced a winning double.

First up he won on impressive looker Gold Court ($12) who virtually led throughout to win the Maiden Handicap (1300m).

Then Evans brought the duo's colours-bearer Miraba ($5.50) from off the speed to claim the $14,700 2YO Maiden (1200m).

Later during the bumper card, Evans made it five successive wins on Orrong ($2.50) when the plain looking Armidale gelding took out the Open Handicap (1000m).

The Lyn Manzelmannowned and trained Orrong was having his first start in six weeks and is gearing for the Cairns Amateur Canival next month.

The combination of trainer John Wigginton and Moranbah jockey Ricky Barone scored dual wins through She's Decent ($2.50) and Differential ($3.20).

Rockhampton trainer John O'Sing enjoyed a well-deserved change of good fortune when Reuben's Gold (Lachlan Fyfe) landed some good bets at double figure odds before scoring in the Class 1 (1400m) as an $11 prospect . Race favourite Primodoro ($3.20) looked set to win but his apprentice rider Chad Pay took the wrong option when attempting a run where stewards said there was insufficient ground on the inside of race leader Pamela Jean near the 250 metres. Consequently, Primodoro clip-ped Pamela Jean's heels and eventually dislodged Pay who clung desperately for seconds to his mount's reins.

Pay escaped injury.



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