On tune for success

A MOE-trained horse won the Maffra Cup on Sunday, a race reduced to five runners after two late scratchings.

Thoughtful Harmony, trained by Peter Gelagotis and ridden by Jye McNeil, won the $50,000, 1400 metre, cup from Street Sheik.

Tuff Bickie was scratched at the barriers, while Master Of Wine dislodged jockey James Winks at the barriers to also be scratched from the cup.

The Greenwattle track, rated a “soft six”, held up well on the day, which also feature a dead heat.

Obscura and Reliable could not be separated at the post in race eight, which was declared a dead heat after an extensive review of the photo.

Bundalaguah trainer Sharyn Trolove began the day on a high when her three-year-old gelding Not Enough Effort scored an impressive win in race one, before Caulfield and Flemington based horses began to dominate the track in the next few races.

Pedder won race two, Mi Keri Pi race three and Collectable race four.

In race five, local galloper Ali Orphan, ridden by Kate Walters, had to settle for second behind Dash For Dee, while Amastryker saluted first in race six.

Race nine completed a winning double for jockey Michael Dee, as he rode home Fleeting Feeling.

The next meeting at Greenwattle will be held on Monday, April 29.