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Past the Post - Sunday Race Day - 14th August 2016

Warm weather arrived in time for an action packed race day on Sunday.

The Kalgoorlie Feed Barn Handicap had a star studded line up engaged to go over the 1300m.

The lightweight in the field, Smart As A Fox produced a sensational spurt over the last furlong under the riding of Mollie Clark to take out the event.

The Blackfriars gelding settled last and rolled out a final 600m of 34:14, half a second quicker than any other galloper in the race.

Small And Spicy showed that he appreciated the long course in the Lorna Sharp Handicap when third up over the 2185m.

The McFlirt gelding has got better with age, producing a stellar season last year and with fresh legs he will most likely target the features next month.

Craig Wright and Mollie Clark combined in the Dynamic Maintenance Services Handicap over 1400m with Bollywood Blitz who took out the event.

Jumping from barrier five, Clark settled the galloper in the lead and was never headed going on to win by an impressive three and a quarter lengths.

Not many Quaddie punters survived race seven with the dirt track specialist Tumbleweed Tango producing a form turnaround and powering home to take out the First National Sprint.

The Rob O'Brien trained mare settled worse than midfield and responded to the riding of Tayla Stone going on to defeat the fancied Britella.

Paul Smythe enjoyed a double on the day with Coco Cash and Burkina in the Relph Electrical Contractors Handicap and Book Your Leger Tickets Now Maiden respectively.

Coco Cash showed a brilliant turn of foot to gun down the leading division in the run to the line.

The lightly raced galloper has performed extremely consistent since arriving in the Smythe stable.

Burkina started on the fourth line of betting when they jumped from the mile, running on from sixth in the field to win by half a length.

Jo Azzopardi was aboard for both of the Smythe victories.

Glenn Smith and Peter Fernie combined in the First National Handicap over the 1760m with On The Ropes who proved to strong for stablemate Inject The Venom.

The gelding has had seven starts at the track and has finished in the top three on five occasions.

Unwanted Lass broke maiden status in the First National Maiden at start number six.

Azzopardi was aboard the Fernie galloper for the victory, riding three on the card.


Azzopardi with a treble took the spoils.