Past the Post - ANZAC Day Race Day - 25th April 2016
Peter Fernie stole the show at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club's ANZAC Day Race Day.
Fernie took out the Masters Football Club Maiden with Tahgeo Jay where strong support for the Vital Equine gelding came late from punters.
Natasha Faitfhfull gave the four year old a brilliant run on the back of the leading division, with the chestnut proving too strong winning by a clear margin.
Fernie's success continued in the Drink Driving - It's Never Ok Handicap where Prohurst Express ridden by Ben Kennedy flew late to edge out Dear Dorothy who looked the winner shortly before the post.
Punters were dealt a severe blow when Fat Amy bungled the start going down on her nose.
Prohurst Express brought up his fifth career win with the decision to send the galloper to Perth now paying off for his connections.
The third of Fernie's winners came in the Western Front Handicap where his recently acquired galloper Jingtang proved too strong for his rivals.
Talented apprentice Jordan Turner was in the saddle for the victory, who settled the Starcraft gelding towards the rear before letting him unleash to run over Master Winks in the final stages.
Fernie took out the last with High Limit in the AMCT Handicap.
The Hussonet gelding handed in a brilliant performance when overcoming an outside draw and winning with 59kg.
The feature race of the day was the Long Tan Handicap where the Ash Grace trained Lord Hatras propelled itself to the lead after a few strides and was never headed.
Mark Forder rode the gelding who is normally well performed early in his preparations.
Lord Hatras brought up his ninth career victory taking out the event and his fourth on the KBRC circuit.
Cyclonic Halo and Smart As A Fox filled the minor placings.
The Mister Signs Maiden was taken out by the Paddy Bermingham Jnr trained Miss Harley Quinn at her second start.
Bermingham Jnr bred the filly who looks to have plenty of potential heading forward.
Brett Mathews saddled up the winner of the Kalgoorlie Miner Maiden with Artie's Belle.
The Artie Schiller filly put the writing on the wall last start when hitting the line strongly to run third.
The bay broke maiden status at start five.
NEOMETALS RIDER OF THE DAY AWARD
Ben Kennedy took out the award. He needed to take out the last on the card to pass Simone Altieri who finished runner up.
Racing continues Saturday 30th May.