Greenwattle back to its best

AFTER a break for drainage repairs, Sale Turf Club resumed racing at Greenwattle on Saturday.

The track and surrounds were in great shape for the Ladies’ Day meeting, which club chief executive Wayne Pollock said was well-attended, despite local teams being involved in football and netball finals on the day.

The club will be holding only one more meeting, on Wednesday, September 26, before the Sale Cup on Sunday, October 28.

Local trainer Frankie Stockdale broke through for a first-up win with promosing three-year-old colt Bombsquad in race two, the three-year-old maiden plate.

Ridden by Jason Benbow, Bombsquad won from Anthony Freedman’s Gowana and Flemington-trained Remagen Bridge.

Moe trainer Peter Gelagotis won race three with Hvasstan, ridden by Brent Evans. The three-year-old has made a promising start with a win and a second from its two starts.

Famous Finnish, ridden by Damian Lane, won the final event, the 0-62 handicap from Sale galloper Tanjil, trained by Mario Farrugia and ridden by Sally Wynne.

It was another top day’s racing in good conditions at Greenwattle.

´╗┐For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.