Consistent Fob Pocket in the placings
By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au
EVER-CONSISTENT Fob Pocket produced his best first-up effort to finish an honourable second in yesterday's Rockhampton TAB meeting at Callaghan Park.
The gutsy six-year-old came from last at the top of the straight to flash home for second behind hot favourite That's Paleface in the Class 5 handicap (1300m).
Those who backed Fob Pocket each-way were certainly smiling as he paid $7.50 on the UNITAB tote for a place.
The second was a good one for local connections as it takes Fob Pocket's career earnings to over $45,000.
Overall, it wasn't a bad day for the locally-owned horses, with maiden's Kaaptivating and Sacred Harmony each coming third in their maiden handicaps.
Sacred Harmony is certainly one to keep an eye on down the track after lumping 57.5 kilograms in the second 1000m maiden.
The five-year-old first starter put in an eye-catching run to only finish a length and a half behind race-winner Hugh Leo. Like Fob Pocket, those punters who followed Sacred Harmony were happy when he paid $4 on UNITAB for third.
Kaaptivating's honest form also continued in what was a blanket finish to her maiden handicap.
A length separated the locallyowned horse from winner Mister Knight, who broke his career drought at the ripe old age of six years.
Kaaptivating did return $2.30 on UNITAB and should be followed next run, which could well be at the next Ferguson Park meeting on October 22.
Unfortunately, Much Loved couldn't make it four placings from four runners, finishing off the pace in the Class One handicap.