Past The Post - Goldfields Toyota Race Day - 28th August 2016
The Goldfields Toyota Cup Race Day took place on Sunday where leading trainer Peter Fernie stole the show with four winners on the seven event card.
The feature race on the card was the Goldfields Toyota Cup over the 1300m where proven type Flying Time saluted at double figure odds with Tayla Stone aboard.
The galloper's followers were fortunate to scoop big odds on the classy type at the expense of Halusa, who was sent out in the red trying to make it four straight on the Goldfields.
Halusa felt the pressure early on as Royal Rada moved up on the outside to eyeball the Oratorio gelding who has been able to set his own pace at his most recent victories.
Halusa finished a gallant fourth crossing the line with Hellyer and High Limit who took out the minor placings.
The majority of the field will head to the Kambalda Cup in a fortnights time.
The Goldfields Ram Handicap was taken out by Yeah Yeah Yeah under the guidance of Glenn Smith.
Smith holds a sensational record on the Fernie trained galloper being aboard for all three victories.
Yeah Yeah has now finished in the top three on twelve occasions from twenty-two starts, with 2016 being his second preparation.
The P Fernie - Oh What A Trainer Handicap was taken out by the Dave Smith trained Let Me Impress.
The race had the biggest betting plunge local race goers have seen in quite some time with the galloper being backed in to $4.20 from $12 in early markets.
Jordan Turner was aboard the mare who brought up her fourth career victory.
The Goldfields Kia Handicap dealt Quaddie punters a massive blow in the first leg returning $23 on tote.
The Fernie trained galloper was unwanted in markets, with Britella sent out a $4.20 favourite in the event.
Prayer In Cee has now made it two wins this preparation under the care of Fernie.
On The Ropes continued his good form in the Goldfields Chrysler Jeep Dodge Handicap over the 2140m.
The galloper has placed at his past five starts proving a handy horse for the Goldfields.
The win was impressive considering he lumped 60kg to win by two and a half lengths.
Brett Mathews and Shaun McGruddy combined in the first two events on the card with Foxy Royal and Sylva Terre.
Sylva Terre took out the Goldfields Honda Maiden over 1600m when settling midfield and powering home to defeat La Seine.
McGruddy stated in post race interviews that the horse should have won by more after star gazing when hitting the lead.
Foxy Royale produced a similar victory when settling well back and hitting the line strongly in the Goldfields Foton and LDV Maiden.
The mare broke maiden status at start nine with the McGruddy believing there is scope to race over further.
NEOMETALS RIDER OF THE DAY
Shaun McGruddy with a double on the card.
Racing continues Sunday for the first of our features - the Hahn Electrical Coolgardie Cup worth $100,000.