Ipswich trainers enjoy success
RACING returned to Allman Park in Warwick on Saturday and the action on course was full-on all day.
The final event on the card was the Brian Bunch Plumbing Handicap and despite the fact that the defending Warwick Cup winner Bradfield was a scratching, it was still a very strong field. He's Some Eagle was second to Bradfield in the Cup last October but had his day in the sun on Saturday. The seven-year-old is trained at Oakey by Dick Lowe and was ridden by former Kiwi Jason Warrington. He scored by three quarters of a length from Cash In A Hurry and Red Amigo in quick time only half a second outside the track record. The gelding is owned by Ken O'Sullivan who resides at the Gold Coast and he was present for the win. O'Sullivan said after the win that he would now probably spell He's Some Eagle for a short break and get him ready for the Warwick Credit Union Cup again in October. The extra distance of the Cup would suit him even better than on Saturday when he came from well back in the field over the 1350m trip. Since his Cup placing here last year he has won the Chinchilla Cup in December.
The Ray Bunch Machinery Class 3 Plate over 1200m saw the most impressive win of the day in the form of Danewin Girl. Trained in Ipswich by Ricky Ludwig, the Danewin filly covered more ground than any other runner in the race but still cruised away to win by 2 1/4 lengths from Getaway Plan and the locally trained Street Sister. Danewin Girl ran the 1200m journey in 1.9.86 which was just 0.4 outside the track record set by multiple Open Handicap winner Myndos so the run was a beauty. The filly has always shown Ludwig confidence and he was not concerned that she was trapped three wide for the entire journey as he simply said “She was the best horse in the race and we rode her like it”. Danewin Girl can certainly be followed in better class with confidence.
Mr Malfi scored in the David Gengos & Co Maiden over 800m for apprentice Scott Sweedman and Ipswich trainer Leena Weston. Sired by the VRC Derby winner Amalfi and out of a Nothin' Like A Dane mare, you would expect that the gelding would get better as his races get longer.
Hipersona won the K&R Plumbing Supplies Maiden over 1200m for Tony Gorring of Toowoomba and was ridden by Wade Clasohm. The mare was recently placed at Dalby but nonetheless was a winning result for Bookmakers on course.
Sargenta completed a good day for Ipswich trainers after this four-year-old mare won the Andersons Flooring Class B Race over 1350m. Peter Moncrieff puts the polish on Sargenta and the mare has been a model of consistency placing recently at Nanamgo and Dalby so she deserved her win here.