Line Up supporters get in the queue
RACING: Many punters expected Troy Pascoe to continue on his winning way at Clifford Park today, but while most proved wide of the mark with their selection there was no stopping the Toowoomba trainer adding to his successful week.
Pascoe saddled stable pair Line Up ($10) and 2.20 favourite Rapido Gris in the Pryde’s Easifeed Biomar Cubes Class 2 Handicap (1200m).
But while Rapido Gris was out of luck with a late-finishing third, Line Up saved the stable’s day with a strong finishing victory.
Line Up arrived for jockey Brad Pengelly to nail Accumulated ($20), who looked all over a winner at the 200-metre mark, for a short-neck victory.
Rapido Gris was a further short neck back third.
“She drew the barrier one, and that really helped her,” Pengelly said.
“It was just a matter of keeping in touch with them without getting out of my ground.
“To her credit she finished the race off nice enough.
“She had a soft run and that helped her. That’s the benefit of barrier one.”
Pascoe, who was successful at Clifford Park on Tuesday with Victory Dance, said a six-week break between runs for Line Up was not a concern going into the race.
“She’s not a great doer so I wasn’t too worried about the break,” Pascoe said.
“She’s had enough work going into the race and Brad’s ridden her a treat, which also helped.”
Quart Pot ($3.80 fav) broke her Clifford Park “maiden” in good style for Tooowoomba trainer Ducky Baker and jockey Emma Ljung with an authoritative win in the Pryde’s Easifeed Easiperformance Benchmark 58 Handicap (1300m).
The Bel Esprit three-year-old beat off a brief challenge from runner-up Sir Bam ($9) at the 200 metres to score by 1½ lengths.
Quart Pot was unplaced in five previous Clifford Park starts but today’s step in distance helped break her lean home run.
“She’s been very unlucky here a few times, but I have been running her over distances too short for her,” Baker said.
“It’s good to see her win for Emma too. She rides a lot of work for me.”
Ljung said improved luck in running allowed Quart Pot to produce her best.
“Once I got a good position, I just needed the gap to open up and she did the rest,” Ljung said.
Ljung went on to complete a winning race-to-race double aboard Scone visitor Another Sin ($3.70) in the Pryde’s Easifeed Racing Cube Class 4 Handicap (1050m).
Another Sin added to trainer Brett Cavanough and Ljung’s midweek success with Rhyming Puppet when he staved off King Of The Desert ($4.20) to score by a short neck.
SCONE visitor ANOTHER SIN looked the class act of the Class 4 and had the weight in 60kg to go with it. He showed plenty of ticker in the home straight to outlast King Of The Secret and make it two from two at Clifford Park.
TOOWOOMBA trainer LYNDA POWELL made it three wins from just a handful of new-year runners when Skye Bogenhber brought Gotta Be First with a late charge to take out the Class 1 Plate.
EMMA LJUNG is fast settling back into the winning groove and capped a successful week with good displays to get both Quart Pot and Another Sin home. Ljung’s day was later soured by an 11-day suspension starting next Sunday.
AFTER THE LAST
Race 1: Here Rapido Gris was easy to lay at 2.3 and there was phone bet of $1000 best tote. Love Yers All had the connections money on at 6.00. There was rough specking for Sizzling Sun at 18.00. The winner Line Up was 11.00 and not supported on track to start the bookies off on the right foot.
Race 2: An open betting Benchmark 58. Uno Eyno was hard to lay and the bookies were 5.50 with no real takers. Column had support at 6.50. The winner In Quart Pot was 4.60 into start 3.80 on the QOP and was break-square result for the bookies.
Race 3: There was good support for The Great Boombino at 3.10. Start Aadele was a big drifter and the bookies were 10.00 with no real takers. The winner in Another Sin was another big mover on the QOP 4.80 into start 3.07 and ridden a treat by Emma Ljung; the bookies dodged a bullet and lost small on the race.
Race 4: The connections unloaded on Enraged and could have been a bad result for the bookies. Saddle Boy was specked at 21.00 and maybe one to watch in the future. Flying Eddie saw small each way bets at 7.00. The winner Christmas Creek was easy to lay at 3.40 and paid unders on the tote.
Race 5: The favourite Heart Attack was the big tip and easy to lay at 3.00 and then the money came on the QOP. A follow bet of $1500 at 2.50 made it the best-backed horse of the night. Northern Dragon saw each bets at 7.00. The winner Gotta Be First was 7.00 and no real support.
Race 6: The favourite Unusual Aunt was easy to lay at 2.00. There was one phone bet of $1200 at 2.10. Strong Desire was hard to lay and the bookies were 4.20 with no takers. The winner Tyrian was ridden a treat by Min Kennedy and started at 5.00 for a chop-out result for the bookies.
Race 7: The money came first for Serin at 4.0 and there was a phone bet of $1500 at 4.00 and follow up cash bets. Mocking was hard to lay and the bookies had to go 2.50 to see any money. The winner After The Storm was 12.00 into start 9.50 and saw a commission from Springsure on the omen bet. Bookies went home winners on the night.
CLIFFORD PARK RESULTS
Track: Soft 5
Rail: out 3m 800-600m
4m the remainder
1.— CLASS 2 HANDICAP, 1210m: 10.00 LINE UP (br m 5yo Collate-Lulimagooli. Trainer: Troy Pascoe) 56.5 (B. Pengelly) 1; 20.00 ACCUMULATED 56.5 (Skye Bogenhuber) 2; 2.20 RAPIDO GRIS 59 (Beau-Dene Appo) 3.
Then followed: 6.00 Love Yers All, 11.00 Conquer Mee, 13.00 Coupe de Ville, 26.00 Rather Salubrious, 14.00 Zolikon Miss, 13.00 Sizzing Sun, 14.00 Lotza, 71.00 Grey Skies last.
Won by sh nk, sh nk. Time: 1:19.57. Last 600m: 37.20.
2.— BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP, 1300m: 3.80fav QUART POT (b f 3yo Bel Esprit-Pintsize (NZ). Trainer: Ducky Baker) 57.5 (Emma Ljung) 1; 9.00 SIR BAM 58.5 (B. Pengelly) 2; 8.50 COURT RULES 60.5 carr 58.5 (M. Shimodaira) 3.
Then followed: 16.00 Bridget’s Diary, 5.00 Uno Enya, 16.00 The Real Spiel, 21.00 Turbo Teddy, 7.00 Column, 5.00 Aurora Charm last.
Won by 1½ lens, 4 lens. Time: 1:19.57. Last 600m: 37.20.
3.— CLASS 4 HANDICAP, 1050m: 3.70 ANOTHER SIN (br g 5yo Duporth-Sin Sin Sin. Trainer: Brett Cavanough) 60 (Emma Ljung) 1; 4.20 KING OF THE DESERT 56 (J. Oliver) 2; 3.00 fav THE GREAT BOOMBINO 56.5 carr 55 (A. Spinks) 3.
Then followed: 14.00 Super Freak, 9.50 Star Adele, 6.50 Bobby Axelrod, 101.00 Grenache, 71.00 She Keeps Nosecret last.
Won by sh nk, 2 lens. Time: 1:02.59. Last 600m: 35.64.
4.— MAIDEN PLATE, 1110m: 3.30 CHRISTMAS CREEK (b g 4yo Hinchinbrook-Simply Fantastic. Trainer: Chris Munce) 57.5 (Beau-Dene Appo) 1; 7.00 FLYING EDDIE 57.5 carr 55.5 (Madeleine Wishart) 2; 17.00 SVINDAL 56.5 (B. Pengelly) 3.
Then followed: 2.60 fav Kennedy Terrace, 16.00 Saddle Boy, 51.00 Bill Of Rights, 5.50 Enraged, 101.00 The Hand.
Won by ½ nk, 2¼ lens. Time: 1:07.28. Last 600m: 36.49.
5.— CLASS 1 PLATE, 1640m: 7.00 GOTTA BE FIRST (br g 3yo Mahisara-Lady Primera. Trainer: Lynda Powell) 58 (Skye Bogenhuber) 1; 7.00 NORTHERN DRAGON 57 (Beau-Dene Appo) 2; 2.30 fav HEART ATTACK 59 (N. Evans) 3.
Then followed: 14.00 She Likes A Drink, 21.00 Lucky Siren, 17.00 Monashee Ridge, 3.90 Octavian, 51.00 Love Puzzle, 31.00 Audio Bay last.
Won by ½ len., 1¼ lens. Time: 1:39.68. Last 600m: 35.64.
6.— MAIDEN HANDICAP, 1640m: 5.00 TYRIAN (br g 4yo Bernardini (USA)-Purple. Trainer: Neil Hocking) 58 carr 55 (Minonette Kennedy) 1; 10.00 WEALTH’N’POWER 58 (Cecily Eaton) 2; 2.00 fav UNUSUAL AUNT 56.5 (N. Evans) 3.
Then followed: 4.00 Strong Desire, 26.00 Portland Bill, 15.00 Morgause, 21.00 Shezonthemoney, 51.00 Likeabeel last.
Late scratching: Major Heist.
Won by len, nk. Time: 1:43.10. Last 600m: 36.41
7.— CLASS 1 HANDICAP, 870m: 9.50 AFTER THE STORM (gr f 3yo Reizarb-Before The Storm. Trainer: Kym Afford) 55 (Hannah Phillips) 1; 2.30 fav MOCKING 58 (Emma Ljung) 2; 3.70 SERTIN 59 (N. Tomizawa) 3.
Then followed: 5.50 American Crown, 13.00 Charging Clear, 13.00 Maxbux, 31.00 Whistlin’ Arrow, 51.00 Little Miss Aldi last.
Won by lg nk, ½ len. Time: 51.32. Last 600m: 34.35.
Track: Soft 5
1.— CLASS B HANDICAP, 800m: EL DEMONIO (Emma McPherson, 5.00) 1; Glam Rock (Hannah Phillips, 4.00) 2; MISS CAROLEE (Hannah English, 3.60) 3.
Then followed: Catchvalanna, Rhetorical, Our Boy Borris, Mista Maybe, Curry Connection, Airport, Spezia Lady, Gin And Tonic.
Won by .75 lens, .1 len. Time: 46.83.
Winner trained by Ducky Baker.
2.— BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP, 1000m: ARNWOOD (Hannah English, 1.60) 1; Shiver Me Timbers (Minonette Kennedy, 9.00) 2; Last Armageddon (Kate Patch, 6.00) 3.
Then followed: Dreamalina, Forgotten Feeling, Ritchford, Machu Picchu, Kruger, Cash’N’Run, Canid, Dave’s Valor.
Won by 3.5 lens., .5 len. Time: 57.93.
Winner trained by Glenn Richardson.
3.— MAIDEN PLATE, 1200m: CAMOUFLAGE GIRL (V. Venkaya, n/a) 1; Daddy Warbucks (R. Faehr, n/a) 2; Ventures Sight (Stephanie Lacy, n/a) 3.
Then followed: Moss ‘N’ Diamonds, Vinny Vavoom, Miss Macpherson, Dream On Lucy, Boom Chugga Lugga, Coalbank Cavalry.
Won by .2 len., .75 lens. Time: 1:12.98 (hand timed).
Winner trained by Des Trindall.
4.— BENCHMARK 50 HANDICAP, 1200m: WARNERS LANDING (Isabella Rabjones, 3.30) 1; Raku’s Secret (Tessa Townsend, 4.20) 2; Wild Element (R. Faehr, 3.50) 3.
Then followed: Dia Vernon, Imapoet, Beauty Secrets, Bon Courage, Logsplitter.
Won by 2.5 lens, 2.75 lens. Time: 1:11.95 (hand timed).
Winner trained by William Melvin.
5.— BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP, 1600m: BLACK ENVY (Hannah English, 5.50) 1; Positive Spin (R. Faehr, 4.00) 2; Tin’s Pocket (Hannah Phillips) 3.
Then followed: Heart Of Australia, Brad The Lad, Venetian Beauty, Mountebank, Bacchur, Mayfair Lady.
Won by len., 1.25 lens. Time: 1:11.90.
Winner trained by Glenn Richardson.
6.— BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP, 1600m: 11.00 NINE CIGARS (R. Faehr, 11.00) 1; Stormborn Angel (Kelly Gates, 6.00) 2; Harbour Skies (Angela Taylor, 5.50) 3.
Then followed: Gambit, Carpe Noctem, Surgical, Queen Consort, Macmissile, Arthur Porrit, Bombay Bullet, Gallopinakis.
Won by 1.5 lens, 3 lens. Time: 1:37.98.
Winner trained by Barry Gill.