Sale Turf Club’s eight-race meet

Dummy Spit for Sale's Andrew Perdon pinched the Race 6 right at the line during last Tuesday's meeting. Photo: Scott Barbour/Racing Photos

Tom Hayes

SALE Turf Club hosted an eight-race meet last Tuesday (April 23), on a solid Good 3 track.

The weather held up for the most part, with small drizzles of rain falling through the clouds on occasion.

Sale trainer Andrew Perdon continued his great recent form, winning the Race 6 Mac Waste Handicap over 1000 metres.

The sprint saw Dummy Spit, who was amazingly paying $7.50 for the win, salute, as three horses shared a price of around $3 for favouritism.

Dummy Spit came from second-last, alongside Mr Magnus, who was last, as both charged to the front of the field.

Dummy Spit had the edge to win, only just, by a nose from Mr Magnus, while Our Malyshka came third, only half of a length behind second.

Pindari Point for Sale’s Paul Worthington came fourth but was over three lengths from the lead.

Perdon added this win to his recent victory at the Bairnsdale Cup with Starspangled Baby.

THE Race 3 Gipps Widi Maiden Plate (1400m) saw another Gippsland winner, when Ricky Runs for Moe’s Paul and Tracey Templeton found the line first.

Ricky Runs stayed within reaching distance of the leaders at the defining moments of the race, bursting to the outside for a better line.

As they came towards the line, the three-year-old gelding lunged in front, claiming his first career win from two starts, pinching the win by half-a-length.

Paying $21, it was an outstanding win for the local, who will now test the waters of harder competition.

RACE 5’s Ladbrokes Racing Club Handicap (1717m) was a two-horse race.

Gerladine’s Jewel for Dubbo’s Reece Goodwin managed to hold on at the line, but was pushed by a fast finishing Magadan.

Belonging to the Gelagotis stables based in Moe, Magadan came from as far back as eighth.

Although coming close, Magadan claimed second, agonisingly just a head’s length behind the eventual winner.

IN other races, Mrs Supergrass for Cranbourne’s Gavin Bedggood picked up her first win in Race 1’s Programmed Property Services Maiden Plate (1100m). The $1.60 favourite displayed her jump out talent, winning by nearly five lengths.

The Race 2 Sale Signtorque Maiden Plate (1400m) was taken out by De Venus for Mark Webb.

After staying in close quarters with the race leader, De Venus took the lead as they rounded the bend onto the straight, riding out to a three-and-a-half length lead. Paying $8.50, it would’ve paid dividends if you backed him.

Race 4’s Benson Group Contractors Maiden Plate (1717m) went to Tarvue for Ballarat’s John Sadler. The $2.80 favourite ran the perfect race, taking the lead when needed to, running away by just over four lengths.

ARIZONA Activist for Ben and Will Hayes did it easy in Race 7’s Kwik Tip Bins Handicap (1200m).

After holding a midfield position, Arizona Activist burst through the pack around the bend, going wide to open up an angle.

From there, Arizona Activist climbed out to a lead over a length to claim victory.

TO conclude the meet, Queen Of Tuscany for Cranbourne’s Robbie Griffiths and Mathew de Kock claimed victory by three quarters of a length in the Race 8 Ladbroke It! Handicap (1400m).

Both frontrunners came from a mile back, sitting ninth and 10th at the 400-metre mark.

Leading the way at that stage was Hazard A Guess for Moe’s Daryl Blackshaw.

Despite not falling completely off the face of the track, Hazard A Guess continued a strong race to claim a place in third, just two-and-a-half lengths from the leader.