Secret Glows For Grace by The Gurkha
The win by Secret Glow in the Wesbeam Handicap (1760 metres) a part of the Golden City Motors Stayers Series, really opened up the series with the upset victory.
Ridden brilliantly by Misty Bazeley, Secret Glow hit the line like a horse capable of future wins over the course and distance.
Grace has battled feet issues with Secret Glow and the cut in the track on Sunday certainly suited the gelding.
The series has attracted some of the most promising middle distance horses seen in the area for some time and the performances of Black Tycoon, Kalahanhi, Zuboyne and Defy Me confirmed their consistent seasons.
Black Tycoon who wasn’t well weighted on Sunday, ran home stoutly to grab second position from Kalahanhi who appeared to be disadvantaged by his inside draw and the long striding gelding will be better suited racing on the outside of horses.
Zuboyne continues to frustrate with his stoic finishes that always seem to come up short but he holds his consistent form and it looks as is if will be a matter of time before he breaks his Goldfields duck.
Watch for Dan Morton to step Big Josh up in trip after his strong win in the City Building Supplies Handicap (1400 metres) and he could be a new comer to the series.
Ellie Cockram Suspended
In form apprentice Ellie Cockram has been suspended for 17 days after pleading guilty to a charge of careless riding in that she allowed Elljay to shift in causing Albertani to be checked in the City Building Supplies Handicap. Ellie will commence her suspension on midnight July 11.