Fast times at Sale races

IDEAL conditions for racing led to fast times during Wednesday’s meeting at Greenwattle Racecourse.

Race five winner Raspberry Rose, ridden by Jessica Payne, was just a second outside the 1100 metre track record.

The track was upgraded from a “good four” to “good three” during the day.

A group of friends came from Darwin to the raceday. They were impressed with the course facilities and friendship they found at Greenwattle.

Their sport-filled trip included the races at Sale and Werribee, and two AFL matches in Melbourne.

Eagle Ridge, trained by Michael Moroney and ridden by Patrick Moloney, won the first race of the day.

Hollywood Vine, ridden by Noel Callow and trained by Robert Hickmont at Caulfield, won the race two maiden plate.

Ensisheim, trained at Caulfield by Andrew Noblet and ridden by Daniel Stackhouse, won race three, the fillies and mares maiden plate.

Raspberry Rose, trained by Richard Laming at Cranbourne, ran a quick time to win race five, the fillies and mares benchmark 64 handicap.

Race six, a benchmark 64 handicap, was won by Gauteng Gal, trained at Cranbourne by Rachel Cunningham and ridden by Michael Poy.

Rossman, trained at Mornington by David Brideoake and ridden by Andrew Mallyon, won race seven, a benchmark 64 handicap, from Buckler, ridden by Chris Symons, and Sale galloper Ripplebrook, trained by Sharyn Trolove.

The final event, a benchmark 64 handicap, was another outstanding finish with a wall of horses hitting the line. The photo had to separate the placegetters, with Reliable Dame, the three-year-old filly trained by Anthony Freedman and ridden by Ben Thompson, getting home from Bianajuney, ridden by Daniel Moor, and Nova Joe, ridden by Michael Walker.

The next meeting at Greenwattle will be held on Monday, April 30.