Zoe wins four out of five at Bluff
Locally based trainer Bill Trimble and crest of a wave winning Rockhampton apprentice Zoe White starred at the Bluff- Blackwater Amateur Race Club Cup Day last Saturday.
The teenage apprentice White rode four winners on the five-race card on the dirt track at Bluff.
Trimble's winning horses took out three races proving what a huge advantage it is to be trained on a dirt track and subsequently race on that surface.
Between them the White-Trimble combination won with Fraha ($3.20) and Preen Queen ($3.80) while roving apprentice Lee Attard won on the trainer's Delancia, the $13.00 outsider of the six horse Class B (1300m).
Trimble must start rubbing his hands with glee each time Bluff runs it twice yearly race meetings.
Fraha (ch g 9 Zaha (CAN)-Get A Life) revels on the dirt at Bluff and by winning the BM 65 (950m) he brought his record there to an enviable four wins and a second from five starts.
Preen Queen (b m 7 Power Of Destiny-Frileux) was courageous in winning the $10,000 Bluff Cup (1800m) by 0.2 lengths from Go As You Please (John Stephens, $4.40).
In a driving finish, another Bluff local in Ross Vagg's Clasped (Darren Evans, $13.00) was just half a length away third.
Back in August, the White-Preen Queen combination had won the Gladstone Cup on the sand circuit there.
The Congrats (USA) three-year-old filly Delancia surprised with her win as at her previous five outings she had collectively managed only to beat five runners to the post.
White's other winners were on Jim O'Shea's Dragon Fire ($2.60) and Kevin Miller's Muscovy ($2.60).
As the name suggests Dragon Fire is a son of Hidden Dragon and that breed gallop on all types of tracks including dirt.
Dragon Fire was slowly away back in last spot early but romped home to win the $12,000 QTIS Maiden (950M0 by four lengths.
"I can tell you I was feeling ordinary when he was last early”, winning trainer O'Shea said.
Kevin Miller's Muscovy (b g 6 Conatus-Stratella) grows another leg on non-turf tracks and his seven lengths win in the BM 60 (1200m) was proof of that.
The winning foursome of Zoe White at Bluff brought her tally of winners for the month of November to a remarkable 18 winners.
To cap her winning month, Zoe brought up win number 19 per medium of Courtzig at Callaghan Park last Tuesday.
Apprentice jockey Darren Evans and Les Tilley both received careless riding suspensions there on Tuesday.
Glenda Bell's Straight Gold, considered a weight special in the Class 6 Plate (1100m) and backed accordingly on Tuesday failed running last but was found to have pulled-up lame.
Tom Button produced a brilliant filly yesterday at Rockhampton barrier trials when Suson (b f 3 Captain Sonador-Kai Kai Wara) won a 970 metres heat by nine lengths running a blitzing 58.20 seconds.
Suson comes from one of the most prolific maternal winning families in Queensland.
The Jamie McConachy trained Dotherighthing (NZ) will start one of the shortest prices favourites at Mackay TAB races today where it chases five consecutive wins.
Some 25 Capricornia trained horses will start at Mackay.