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Past the Post - TABTouch Hannans Handicap Race Day - 22nd September 2016

William Pike stole the show on Hannans Day with a sensational riding display winning six of the eight events.

The listed Hannans Handicap was taken out by Socially Unique with Pike in the saddle for training partnership Grant and Alana Williams.

The five year old settled in the back half in the feature sprint, prior to Pike taking off down the Charles Street side of the course.

The Vital Equine gelding hit the lead with 150m to run with Reflectance flying late to narrowly miss.

Flying Time finished third with Akhedasset in fourth position.

Darren Mc Auliffe had a double on the card with the first leg in the Johnnie Walker maiden where Censory Rule took out the event.

Pike was in the saddle for the Universal Ruler gelding's first win at start number four.

The Craig Wright trained Bollywood Blitz took out the EMB Insurance Brokers Handicap in what was a demolition of his rivals.

Pike steered the son of Natural Blitz to victory to a five length victory after settling the gelding fourth behind the leading division.

Mc Auliffe's second winner came in the GWN7 Maiden where Snippetism took out the event over 1100m.

The three year old relished in the Goldfields after coming off a midfield performance at Belmont Park.

Ross Price prepared the shortest priced winner on the day with War Chant mare War In Paris.

The four year old looked the winner at the top of the straight and held off last start winner Chantego Star to win by a length.

Brett Mathews proved he holds the secret to Pegatego who made it two wins from as many starts since returning to the Goldfields.

The win was impressive after carrying the full 60.5kg handicap with leading Eastern States rider Brad Rawiller in the saddle.

Both Eastern States visitors got a win on the day with Clare Lindop winning the KBRC Life Members Golden Whip on Run For Rum over the 1400m.

Run For Rum settled a clear last before gobbling up the field and going on to defeat Phantom Choice who was gallant.

The Qantas Handicap was won by Kalavedo who brought up six winners for the wizard William Pike.

Kalavedo broke away from the majority of the field with Balrov before going on and taking out the race over 1400m.


No surprises with William Pike taking out the event with a six pack.