Racing in Sale sunshine

Kevin Hogan

AFTER a weekend of cooler weather, race goers were greeted with sunshine and a pleasant autumn day at Greenwattle on Monday.

Most of the riders present praised the track and conditions as ideal for racing, with the track rated a “good four”.

Unfortunately there were no local winners on the day, with local trainers having to be content with a couple of placings and honourable runs.

Mornington trainer Wez Hunter and Nikita Berriman combined to win race one with Tata Da Goose saluting. This was followed by the Pakenham trained Secretly Discreet winning race two.

Storming Eclipse won race three, while Roc De Khapper came through in race four. The Robbie Griffiths-trained Angel Lass continued her strong form, winning racing five to take the filly’s record to two wins and three placings from only seven starts.

Race six was highlighted by the old campaigner Zlatan winning against more youthful opponents. At 11 years of age and with a distinguishable grey fur, the experienced gelding came through in the final 200 metres in what was his 63rd start.

To round out the day, Rexmont and Roar won the final two races.

Riding honours went to Michael Dee who completed a treble, in what was a clinical display of jockeying.

The next meeting at Greenwattle will be held on Tuesday, May 14.