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Past the Post - St John Ambulance & Royal Flying Doctor Service Race Day - 31st July 2016

The St John Ambulance & Royal Flying Doctor Service Race Day took place on Sunday where punters braved cold and wet conditions.

The feature race on the card was the RFDS & St John Ambulance Volunteers Handicap where Lord Hatras took out the event at double figure odds.

The Ash Grace trained galloper showed that he appreciated a mid-season let up when leading throughout under the guidance of Fiona Bell.

Grace employed similar tactics last year with the galloper and punters who remembered this cashed in on a big price on offer.

The Red Belly Run Handicap hurt Quaddie punters who stood Master Winks out in the first leg.

The even money favourite failed to finish in the first four with the big weight on his back, meanwhile Terrorize produced a good performance to take the event out for Brett Mathews and Ryan Hill.

The St John Ambulance First Responder Handicap was an even event on paper and the Ross Craig trained Modern Touch took out the event with Casey Hunter aboard.

The lightly raced galloper was having its first run at the track after being transferred to Craig locally.

The Priority One Run Handicap proved the saying horses for courses is true with Lion Cruiser taking out the event.

The galloper has won twice and placed once in its forty-three start career, with all top three finishes coming at the KBRC.

Open Era opened shorter than what most punters anticipated, with the Frenchman Matthieu Autier getting the job done for trainer Dave Smith in the RFDS Retrieval Run Handicap.

The galloper was rated perfectly out in front and was never headed in the run to the line, with the remainder of the field off the bit at the 500m.

Get Round It returned to form for trainer Helen Harding when takingout the St John Ambulance 1st In First Aid Handicap.

Harding was forced to go around in benchmark 58 company after the open staying event the week before was taken off the card due to insufficient nominations.

It was a gutsy win by the horse, who held of The Karnup Kid who has been in good form.

Don't Speed brought up Dean Nazzari's first winner for the season with Randy Tan aboard.

The horse brought some good formlines around maiden company into the race and had a turn of foot that was unmatched in the run to the line.

Racing continues Sunday as we approach Race Round 2016.