Goltz rides one winner in memorial race meeting
RACING: Experienced jockey Ron Goltz rode one winner at the Warwick Turf Club Memorial Race Meeting at Allman Park on Saturday.
The five races on the card were in memory of jockey Trevor Locke, trainers Ted Weier and Mick Rawlins and racing enthusiasts Peter Watt and Hector Hockings.
Goltz has just returned from an extended injury break and rode Sheza Good Girl to a win in the last.
A heavy shower in the late afternoon which brought 5mm rain to parts of Warwick did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm at Allman Park.
The track was rated as a good 3 at the start of the meeting.
1._ MAIDEN PLATE, 800m: 3.00 AVASA (N. Evans, 3.00) 1; Cocktailsallaround (Hannah English, 5.00) 2; Ripper Reeba (K. Yoshida, 9.00) 3.
Then followed: Tedder Avenue, Eldarion, Spezia Lady, Positive Spin, All One Class, The Wonderful Cat, Rose Blossom, Bold Crossing, Craiglea Secret.
Won by .75 len., len. Time: 45.65 (all race hand timed).
Winner trained by Jackie Crompton.
2._ CLASS B HANDICAP, 1100m: 2.80 EXCEEDINGLY KOOL (T. Banks, 2.80) 1; Crafty Aquila (Leeanne McCoy, 4.60) 2; Destiny's Sister (N. Masuda, 7.00) 3.
Then followed: Close Enough, Time To Reminisce, Storm Anchor, Shelly's Dream, Runaway Ruler, Leading Story, Mighty Roller, Runkle, Sidereus Discord.
Won by .4 len., .1 len. Time: 1:04.72.
Winner trained by Grant Arnold.
3._ BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP, 1100m: NOOR DROPPER (N. Keal, 2.80) 1; Gud Onya (Leeanne McCoy, 4.60) 2; Starwood (P. Hamblin, 3.60) 3.
Then followed: Heza Chumley, Champagne Warrior.
Won by 1.25 lens, .1 len. Time: 1:03.96.
Winner trained by Kevin Kemp.
4._ BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP, 1350m: FONDUE (Beau Appo, 6.00) 1; Sail The Stars (Kelly Gates, 5.00) 2; Great Grats (Hannah Phillips, 4.40) 3.
Then followed: Maranetta, Scarlet Jane, Harir, Landed, Fleurieu, World Series.
Won by 2.5 lens, .75 len. Time: 1:20.05.
Winner trained by Tom Dougall.
5._ CLASS B HANDICAP, 1500m: SHEZA GOOD GIRL (R. Goltz, 3.40) 1; Get Out Utah (K. Yoshida, 4.80) 2; Real Natural (N. Masuda, 7.00) 3.
Then followed: Choice Son, Rodeo Destiny, Lake Argyle, Parelema, Ballina Bay, Telford, Wensley Road.
Won by 3.5 lens, .3 len. Time: 1:30.45.
Winner trained by Wayne Nugent.