Pack of Gold wins feature race
LUCY Timson gave the locals something to cheer about when she brought Pack of Gold home in the feature race, the Class 6 Handicap (850m), at Ferguson Park on Saturday.
The former Gladstone hoop, now based in Rockhampton, guided Pack of Gold to a handsome four-length victory ahead of New Zealand runner In Cobargo with Buck's Pearl a further short half a head further back in third place.
On a day when the fields were dominated by Rockhampton entrants, it was no surprise that trainers from the beef city enjoyed the lion's share of success.
Rockhampton horses were first across the finish line in three of the five races on the program, including Timson's victory for Tony Crane.
Michael Evans guided Who's The Boss to victory in the Maiden Plate (1000m) for Jim Lewis while apprentice Luke Dillon brought Sir Alister home for Jim O'Shea in the Class B Handicap (1000m).
Who's The Boss finished half a length ahead of Squeeze Me Please with Magic Lustre three-quarters of a length further back in third spot.
Sir Alister was a comfortable length-and-a-quarter winner from Andy's Shadow.
Maizelle finished another two lengths back in third place. Palm San, with John Stephens aboard, cruised to victory for Toowoomba trainer Neville Petersen's stable in the Maiden Plate (1000m) event, winning by a length and a half to Flash For Cash which beat out Woke Up Broke by a neck for second spot.
Jockey Donna Carrigg made it two wins for the girls on the day, when she rode Firecracker to victory in the Class 2 Handicap (1194m) by four lengths over Valhulla with Ebony Edge coming home another four and a half lengths back.