Past the Post - GBF Underground Kambalda Cup Race Day - 11th September 2016
The GBF Underground Kambalda Cup Race Day took place on Sunday where favourite backers were left reeling with the shortest price winner returning $4.80 and the longest price winner returning $31.
This year's Kambalda Cup was taken out by Reflectance who has appreciated the firmer Kalgoorlie surface at his past couple of starts.
The Lindsey Smith trained gelding was given a gun ride by Lucy Warwick who found a split at the 300m, heading pacemaker Halusa and pulling away from his competition.
The Redoute's Choice gelding will now head to the $120,000 TABtouch Hannans Handicap on September 22.
The Shire of Coolgardie Handicap was taken out by Chantego Star who was having its eighth career start.
John Eaton prepared the galloper who was gutsy, sitting outside the leader and fighting to the line holding off the fast finishing Vonus.
The Pryce Brothers Handicap presented an upset where Esprit Hero produced a form turnaround to take out the event.
There was money around for the Ash Grace trained galloper early on in the day with fixed odds markets.
Troy Turner brought up a double on the Bel Esprit gelding bringing up its third career victory.
Brett Mathews notched another winner with Pegatego in the BMGS Handicap over 1200m.
Pegatego returned $15 with many punters thinking it was safe to hold the galloper after some well beaten efforts in Perth.
The galloper has a liking for the KBRC circuit, now making it five wins from nine attempts at the track.
The CPC Engineering Maiden was taken out by Oriental Classic in brilliant fashion.
Paul Rowe prepared the gelding to take out the 1200m event, with Troy Turner settling him behind the leader and proving much too strong in the run home.
The win came after ten weeks away from the racecourse.
The Toads Equipment Hire maiden was won by three year old colt Trap For Fools who led throughout over the 1760m.
Randy Tan rated the imposing type perfectly, with Tan shooting clear at the top of the straight going on to win by three lengths.
Trainer Brett Pope made the trip from Pinjarra worthwhile taking out the ABIM Solutions Handicap with the lightly weighted Quintessence.
The chestnut looked the winner at the top of the straight with Mollie Clark riding the mare to an easy victory.
Pope will now target the mare for a race during Race Round 2016
NEOMETALS RIDER OF THE DAY
Troy Turner with a double for trainers Paul Rowe and Ash Grace.
Race Round 2016 is here next week with the Statewest Group Boulder Cup to be run Sunday.