TOMORROW’S eight-race program at Greenwattle has attracted some good entries with excellent prize money.
Michael Kent has entered Marianne in the two-year-old fillies event. The filly is a sister to Real Delight, who won at the last Sale meeting.
Paul Worthington has first starter and trial winner Nellie’s Joy, raced by the Walkley family, entered for this race. Worthington had success at Stony Creek with another first starter Artie’s Reward.
Peter Gelagotis has Shearer, to be ridden by Luke Currie, ready for the Showcase three-year-old event, but will find some tough opposition with the Moody entries.
Julie Scott has Pass The Post, ridden by Peter Mertens, in a more suitable event after a couple of tries in the city.
Tanjil compensated Mario Farrugia for his luckless run in the Sale Quality with a win last start and steps up to a Country Showcase 72 Handicap over 1400 metres.
Punters were rewarded for following Ferlax into the Australian Guineas after its good win at Sale. It would be wise to keep following horses which perform well at Sale.
Second coming for Second King
SECOND King and jockey Peter Mertens made it back-to-back wins in the $70,000 Stony Creek Cup on Saturday.
Mertens positioned the Michael Kent-trained gelding, who was second favourite, on the rail in fourth position early as favourite Zlatan bowled along at a quick tempo in the lead.
No sooner had Chris Symons, on Zlatan, poured the pressure on in front approaching 500 metres to go in the 2100m race, Mertens allowed Second King to stride into the race making up many lengths along the fence.
With Second King travelling like the winner as the two favourites entered the home straight, but Zlatan fought back, only trailing at the finished by just under a length.
Third-placed Akzar was a further six lengths behind.