Back on track

RACING returned to Greenwattle on Wednesday after a month’s break.

Once again, the fields looked good with city winners and placegetters in a few of the races, which were held on a track rated “good four”.

The feature events, race six and seven, carried prize money of $30,000.

Riding honours went to Dwayne Dunn, who completed a winning double in the first two races. Dunn came close to a treble, when he finished second in race three.

Dunn and Flemington trainer Chris Waller combined to win the race one maiden plate with first start three-year-old filly Sozzini.

In race two, Dunn rode Grey Sambucca to victory for another Flemington trainer Saab Hasan. It was start seven for the grey, who has been placed in six events leading up to Wednesday’s win at Sale.

Fashion Day, ridden by Patrick Keane and trained by Doug Harrison at Cranbourne, won the race three maiden plate. The best recent performance for Fashion Day was a second placing at Geelong in April.

In the best finish of the day, five horses hit the line locked together in race four.

The placed horses finished in racebook order, with number one Mick’s Hustler, ridden by Ben Thompson, winning from number two Gangstar’s Curse (Ethan Brown), number three Oscar’s My Mate (Beau Mertens) and number four Fierce Command (Ben Allen).

Elegant Queen, ridden by Ethan Brown and trained by Tom Scanlon at Pakenham, won race five, the three-year-old fillies benchmark 70 handicap, from Bedrock Dreams, ridden by Rhys McLeod.

New Zealand-bred Kept Woman, ridden by Chris Symons and trained at Caulfield by Henry Dwyer, won race six, the fillies and mares benchmark 70 handicap, from Bonnie Belle, who was ridden by Dwayne Dunn.

Oxbow, ridden by Steven Arnold and trained at Flemington by Stephen Brown, won race seven, the benchmark 70 handicap, while Our Skeeta, trained at Moe by Ian Jones and ridden by Jake Bayliss, won the final even, the benchmark 64 handicap.

It was another top day’s racing at Greenwattle. The next Sale meeting will be held on Sunday, June 19.