Past the Post - Mayoral Cup Race Day - 10th July 2016
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayoral Cup Race Day took place on Sunday where racegoers braced chilli conditions.
The Mayoral Cup was a truly run race with a brilliant finish.
Merv Dellar produced a training masterstroke with his Murtajill gelding Kronfeld stepping up to 2140m after racing over 1400m last start.
Matthieu Autier and Glenn Smith, aboard Kronfeld and Tahgeo Jay respectively where stride for stride up the straight with Kronfeld gaining the upper hand just before the post.
Get Round It showed a glimpse of his last preparation looming up but failing to grab the leading duo and finishing third.
The helloworld Cruise and Travel Kalgoorlie Handicap was taken out by race favourite Grand Reward over the 1400m.
George Grljusich continues his good run of form this season, with the galloper having just three runs for his trainer yielding two wins and a second.
The Lakes Electrical Peter Palmer Memorial was taken out by the Peter Fernie trained Yaloginda.
The chestnut mare brought up her third victory under a brilliant ride from Glenn Smith.
Smith extricated the Trade Fair mare to the extreme outside with the inside pad chopped up from the six races beforehand.
Yaloginda held off charges from Bohemian Lass and Stanton Abbey, with the exotics in the event paying well.
Miss Jupiter for Rickie Brown saluted in the Boulder Parts and Towing Handicap over the 1100m.
The lightly raced galloper brought up win two at start number four when holding off the well fancied Longschamp.
Clint Johnston-Porter was the only hoop on the day to ride a double.
Promising type Halusa backed up his brilliant first up victory with a sensational win in the BMG Productions Handicap.
The galloper was piloted by Mollie Clark in similar fashion to his first win at the track, leading throughout and kicking away up the straight.
Halusa will most likely line up in open class company next start with a c74 rating after thie win.
Neville Parnham had more success at the track in maiden events sending Production to the KBRC after several runs around the Metropolitan area.
Son Brad opted to ride Miss Singapore in the event meaning Ryan Hill enjoyed the spoils aboard the galloper.
Revving To Win was slightly disappointing in the event finishing fourth after being sent out in the red by punters with fixed odds markets.
The KCGM Social Club Maiden had punters shaking their head after Medici Vase steamed down the outside winning at big odds.
Fiona Bell continues on her winning way at the KBRC and has established a good relationship with the Gary Bowen stable over recent weeks.
Medici Vase dropped back from a 1760m event last start in stronger company.
NEOMETALS RIDER OF THE DAY
CJP with a double on the day making him the winner for the second time this year.
Racing continues next week for the Variety Race Day.