Fillies have field day at track
YOU could be forgiven for thinking it was “ladies day” at Yeppoon with Trinity Bannon and Alisha Taylor riding winners, while three wins on the seven-race card went to female trainers.
But that run was well and truly broken by the Lyle Rowe and Luke Dillon combination who teamed up for a noteworthy double.
The best race on the card was expected to be a Maiden for two-year-olds over the 1000 metre course.
Favoured to win the XXXX Gold Breeders Maiden was Mundi Gully. What wasn't expected was that the Julie Green-trained horse, ridden by Dennis Whitmore, would romp away to win by almost seven lengths.
Even Yeppoon Turf Club president Greg Simpson was impressed.
“Mundi Gully won very easily and in a very good time,” he said.
“The horse has a lot of ability.”
Simpson said the winning time of 57.56 seconds was pretty quick for a two-year-old.
It was a time that was too fast for the trailing Phoebe for Me which in turn was one-and-a-half lengths too good for Noshows.
Unfortunately Anabeer went through the barrier at the start of the race and was scratched.
The Rowe-Dillon partnership picked up the prizemoney in consecutive races with favourite Blue Bom Square taking the Hahn Premium Maiden (1300m) by a length from Stunder.
The pair's second win was even more impressive with Cannyclimb fastest over 1100 metres.
Bannon had her success for the afternoon on Orpen Princess in a close finish with outsider Sir Echo.
Taylor won the last on the card with 5-1 favourite Dinero Rapido.