Drizzle at Greenwattle

RIDERS and horses had to contend with drizzling rain at Greenwattle on Sunday.

Despite this, the racing was good and the track stood up well to the nine-event program.

Riding honours went to Michael Dee and Patrick Moloney, who had winning doubles.

The two feature events, the three-year-old fillies benchmark 70 handicap and the 1742 metre benchmark 70 handicap, carried prize money of $30,000.

Dee and Flemington trainer John O’Shea combined to win race one with Chatachak, who was coming off a sixth placing at Geelong in her first run.

Daniela Rosa, who won at Sandown in February, won the second event, the three-year-old fillies benchmark 70 handicap. The filly was ridden by Moloney and trained at Flemington by Michael Moroney.

New Zealand-bred Winston Legacy, trained at Flemington by Nigel Blackiston and ridden by Michael Walker, won the race three maiden plate.

Cranbourne trainer Michael Kent and jockey Jake Bayliss combined to win race four with Four Sisters, coming off a first start second at Cranbourne.

Mornington Mist, trained by Andrew Noblet at Caulfield, won the race five maiden plate.

Prince Rahy, ridden by Liam Riordan and trained by Paul Kramer at Pakenham, won race six, the benchmark 64 handicap.

Triple Gold, ridden by Daniel Stackhouse and trained by Noblet, won race seven, the benchmark 70 handicap.

NZ-bred Barnsley, ridden by Moloney, won race eight, the benchmark 64 handicap, from Somethinghappening, trained at Sale by Ian Hutchins and coming off a win at Bairnsdale.

Devils Pinch, ridden by Dee, won the final event from Tycoon Felix, trained at Sale by Sharyn Trolove.

Despite the rain, it was another top day’s racing. The next meeting at Greenwattle will be held on Sunday, July 3.