Community clubs raceday

Liam Durkin

ANOTHER strong crowd attended the Sale Turf Club’s Community Clubs Day on Sunday, with Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne, now taking on training duties, present at Greenwattle.

The track was rated a “good four” with the rail position out seven metres the entire circuit.

The opening race saw a Gippsland winner, with Moe trainer Peter Geleagotis getting his day off to a promising start when Creative Harmony came first in the 2244 metre maiden plate.

This was followed by Luke Nolen riding home the winner in the second race, the two-year-old maiden plate, as Exeter came home strong.

In the third race, Kevikki won from barrier five, while in race four it was Basil saluting, with Nolen again riding home a winner for the Euroa training team of David and Ben Hayes and nephew Tom Dabernig.

In the benchmark 58 handicap, race five, it was another Moe trainer, Christine Sexton, winning with Delightful Celyna, followed by Red Crown passing the post first in race six, the benchmark 64 handicap.

Race seven saw a Flemington trained horse Outback Warrior victorious in another benchmark 64 event, while Bravo Tango won race eight, the 1427m benchmark 84 handicap.

The final race of the day saw Etana coast to victory over the Michelle Payne-trained Omorose.

The next meeting at Greenwattle Racecourse will be on Friday, March 15.