Blanket finish at Greenwattle

Number five, Phoenix Park, ridden by Jake Noonan and trained by Grahame Begg at Mt Eliza, wins race three, the fillies and mares maiden plate, in a thrilling finish ahead of Ever The Dream and Hoff’s Off.

Number five, Phoenix Park, ridden by Jake Noonan and trained by Grahame Begg at Mt Eliza, wins race three, the fillies and mares maiden plate, in a thrilling finish ahead of Ever The Dream and Hoff’s Off.

CONDITIONS were ideal for racing at Greenwattle on Tuesday.

Jockey Jack Hill summed it up when interviewed after his win on the Ciaron Maher-trained You Want.

When asked about the track, Hill said it “was just perfect for racing”, with “just a little give in it”.

The feature event, race six, the benchmark 70 handicap, carried prize money of $30,000.

The winner, four-year-old mare Trinity Hill is one to keep an eye on, with three wins from only six starts.

Trinity Hill is trained at Cranbourne by Francis Finnegan and was ridden by Ben Allen, who said the mare had a few quirks to sort out, but will keep on improving, with a city win a possibility.

Chamois Road, ridden by Steven Arnold, finished second.

Pakenham trainer Sharen Gotts and jockey Brian Higgins combined to win the race one maiden plate with Majals. Thomson River, trained at Sale by Bec Kelly, race well to finish in third place.

Race three produced the best finish of the day, when a wall of horses hit the line together.

Only a length and a half separated winner Phoenix Park, ridden by Jake Noonan, and sixth-placed Bellona Belle, trained by Jake’s uncle Tony Noonan.

Sale trainer Bec Kelly’s Wrightly Written, ridden by Patrick Moloney, was a length away from the winner in fifth place.

Moloney rode Tribal Wisdom, trained at Flemington by Michael Moroney, to victory in the race four maiden plate.

Cleopatra’s Glory, ridden by Michael Walker and trained at Flemington by the Hawkes team, won race seven. The mare has the perfect record with two wins from two starts.

Gifted Lad, ridden by Noel Callow, won race seven, the benchmark 64 handicap. Lardner Lou, trained at Sale by Michelle Murray, raced well to finish in third place.

Gazengiggle, trained at Cranbourne by Tony Logan and ridden by Jordan Grob, won the final event, the benchmark 64 handicap, from Al Shameel, ridden by Steven Arnold.

The next meeting at Greenwattle will be held on Tuesday, April 18.

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