Past the Post - XXXX Gold Kalgoorlie Cup Race Day - 25th September 2016
The XXXX Gold Kalgoorlie Cup race day took place on Sunday where racegoers enjoyed quality racing action.
Cougar Express was crowned this year's XXXX Gold Kalgoorlie Cup winner with a brilliant ride from top apprentice Aaron Mitchell.
The Danehill Express six year old was ridden just behind the speed in the 2300m feature, before his run at the top of the straight.
Favourite Falcon Crest looked the only danger halfway up the straight taking ground quickly on the leader, before peaking on his run at the 100m mark and letting the topweight race away with the Cup.
The Lindsey Smith trained galloper has now taken out the Bunbury and Kalgoorlie Cups this year.
The Nationals WA Maiden over 1300m was taken out by Mubaloo who produced an unmatched acceleration in the run to the line.
The Wolfe trained galloper, ridden by Peter Hall was extricated at the top of the straight and proved too strong for Buster Andy who ran home strong.
War In Paris made it two wins within three days in the Castrol Optival Handicap.
The daughter of War Chant was forced to lead the field up with the exception of Prager who shot away in the early stages.
Pike made his move on the Ross Price trained mare at the 400m and ran away with a clear victory defeating Rikki Tikki Tavi by a length.
The pint sized Adrian Makfi took out the Raglan Drilling Handicap for Esperance trainer Helen Harding.
Troy Turner rode the Makfi gelding superbly settling the four year old sixth before running home strongly defeating All Adrift.
William Pike made it three in a row the inform mare Crown Saga, coming from what seemed an impossible position to win by a nose in the Neometals Handicap.
The Bel Esprit mare was blocked by a wall of horses up the straight before Pike threaded the needle saluting on the $1.80 favourite.
Boom Boom Bang produced a form turn around after failing on Hannans Day.
Glenn Smith settled the galloper third before proving too strong on the Onemorenomore gelding.
The victory brought up the gelding's second win at its twelfth start.
Twelve year old Zuboyne took out the Suez Environment Handicap when settling at the rear and rounding up the field.
Fiona Bell was aboard the Neil Dellar trained galloper producing a well timed run to take out the 1760m event.
Zuboyne now has over a quarter of a million in stakes, with Sunday's win his eighth career victory.
Crown Choice took out the Goldfields Stockfeeds Handicap for Neville and Steven Parnham.
Parnham settled the Not A Single Doubt six year old fourth before running on and defeating Gigidy Gigidy Goo.
Crown Choice will now be targeted for an event in the metropolitan area.
Racing continues Sunday for our last meeting of the 2016 meeting.