Past the Post - Hahn Electrical Coolgardie Cup Race Day - 4th September 2016
Glenn Smith was the star performer at the Coolgardie Race Club's feature race day on Sunday taking out three races including the Hahn Electrical Coolgardie Cup.
Star mare I'm Feeling Lucky proved too strong for her rivals in this year's Cup, winning the event by a clear margin.
Smith settled the six year old midfield after plenty of her rivals wanted to be on speed.
Smith asked the mare to improve at the 500m and after a few nervous moments, she responded and improved her position.
At the three hundred metre mark the Grant and Alana Williams trained mare flattened out impressively going on to win the feature.
The mare was the only female horse in the race, proving too good for the boys with owner Ted Van Heemst hoping she can replicate the performance on September 25 in the XXXX Gold Kalgoorlie Cup, she will miss the Boulder Cup with Williams stating she's not a horse for a quick back up.
Peter Fernie had a good day at the KBRC with a treble on the card.
Moment of Pride took out the Morans Store Handicap with a well timed run under the direction of Smith.
The Choisir five year old brought up his second win at the KBRC from just five starts at the circuit.
Fernie trained the quinella in the race with Rikki Tikki Tavi going down a half head after hitting the lead with 100m to run.
Fernie prepared Inject The Venom in the Auslec Kalgoorlie Handicap who was impressive considering the run he sustained.
Smith was forced to improve the galloper's position a long way from home citing that the pace slackened down the side of the course.
Smith elected to take off with the galloper going on to bring up the gelding's second victory.
Crown Saga brought up the treble for Peter Fernie in the Coolgardie Tyre Service Handicap.
The Wizard William Pike was aboard the Bel Esprit mare who settled closer to the speed than normal prior to extending and taking out the event.
Pike stated she was only just comfortable being a bit closer to the speed, saying there looks to be more wins in store for the Bronte Stewart owned mare.
Helen Harding and Troy Turner provided the upset of the day with Carob who was sensational in the Taps Industries Handicap.
The So Secret mare has shown plenty of ability in the past but it is fair to say her inconsistency has left a sour taste in punters mouths with the Esperance galloper returning $24 on tote.
Turner pulled her out a long way from home with the six year old ranging up to the leading division with 150m to run and fighting them off to get the chocolates.
Pike rode the first two on the card with My Name Is Sue and Kalavedo in the Tom Cullen Memorial Maiden and Shire of Coolgardie Handicap respectively.
My Name Is Sue gave punters the start they wanted with the heavily supported favourite winning with ease after settling just off the speed.
The Casino Prince gelding was having just his second start for trainer Rickie Brown.
Rod 'Freddo' Brown produced a sensational training performance with Kalavedo to win first up.
The five year old had not raced since the Esperance season but still proved too good for his rivals under the riding of Pike.
NEOMETALS RIDER OF THE DAY
The star of the day in Glenn Smith took the prize with a treble and a couple of places.
Racing continues next week for the Kambalda Cup.