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Past the Post - Variety Race Day - 17th July 2016

The Variety Race Day took place on Sunday where race goers where subjected to inclement weather conditions.

Racing fans were treated to a brilliant finish in the Sheffields The Recreation and Variety Charity Sprint where Master Winks dug deep to take out the event.

The George Grljusich trained galloper was ridden closer to the speed than his previous runs, with Clint Johnston-Porter allowing his mount to balance up before asking for his effort.

The son of Oratorio had to slug it out up the straight gaining the lead at the 50m and holding off Mr Motown and The Express.

The Goldfields Variety Children Charity sprint had some classy gallopers engaged to fight it out over the 1400m.

The Lindsey Smith trained Reflectance took out the event with a sensational ride by Jo Azzopardi.

The well bred six year old was looking for his third win in WA and achieved it winning by a clear margin.

The $2.70 favourite shot clear at the furlong pole and never looked in doubt after a positive ride by Johnston Porter.

Coco Cash took out the Newland Associates Handicap which have Azzopardi a double.

The win was the first for Paul Smythe since returning to the training ranks after a few years away from the track.

Coco Cash was aided by a solid tempo set set by the pacemakers, with the galloper letting loose down the outside and gobbling up the pacemakers.

The Westralian Diamond Drillers result dealt the majority of Quaddie punters a blow in the first leg.

Yousha Dua took out the event with a forward ride from locally based apprentice Casey Hunter.

The galloper had a form turnaround with the mare finishing well back at her past couple of starts.

The win was the first leg of a double for Dave Smith who also had Cincinnati Boy take out the Kalgoorlie Case and Drill Handicap.

Dion Luciani enjoyed some success at the track with Prayer In Cee breaking maiden status when having its first run at the track.

The galloper was dropping back in class when compared to its previous starts and appreciated it winning by a clear margin.

The Riklan Emergency Management Services Maiden was taken out by hot pot Britella who returned even money.

Bob McPherson transferred the galloper to Grljusich after its most recent start.

Britella brought the dominant form lines into the race and saluted at start number eleven.


Jo Azzopardi claims the award this week with a double. CJP rode a treble but was ineligible as he enjoyed the spoils last week.