Past the Post - Season Opening Race Day - 2nd April 2016
The Season Opening Race Day took place on Saturday at the KBRC where race goers enjoyed sensational conditions trackside.
The racing was competitive with some rough results throughout the day making it tough for punters.
The feature race of the day was the Signpost Museum at KBRC handicap where race fitness prevailed.
The Tracey Frizzell trained Oosterman was given a beautiful run by apprentice Tayla Stone settling just behind the early pacemaker Hellyer.
Stone asked for Oosterman's effort as the field balanced up with the Esperance based galloper shooting away at the 200m leaving the remainder of the field to battle out the minor placings.
Saxon Coast and Comanche Red flew from well back in the field to place second and third respectively.
The first on the card was taken out by the Paddy Bermingham Jnr trained Enchanting Miss.
The daughter of Dane Shadow was on pace throughout with Sarah Bonner getting the best out of the galloper to defeat Bessannrose by a quarter of a length.
Enchanting Miss ran three consecutive seconds at the track last year and has proven to be a good money spinner for connections.
The second on the card was the Australian Society Sports History Maiden where Gary Bowen got his season off to a good start.
The chestnut mare Mu Mu Land took out the event over 1100m with Natasha Faithfull in the saddle.
The five year old Kheleyf mare looks to have returned stronger this season with the speedy type failing to finish off in her races last year.
Former jockey now trainer Brett Mathews got off to a good start this season albeit not with the horse the money came for in the Get Up with Josh and Ned Handicap.
Mathews saddled up Leica Hussy and Greystat in the event with the latter taking to the track as a $2.30 favourite.
Greystat would finish fifth whilst Leica Hussy led throughout making it three wins from fifteen career starts for the Husson Lightning four year old.
Last year's leading trainer Peter Fernie notched his first winner of the season with High Limit in the Kalgoorlie Refrigeration and Airconditioning Handicap.
Ben Kennedy produced a brilliant ride on the Hussonet six year old to bring up the entire's fifth career win.
The win had merit with High Limit being the only horse to come off pace all day to salute.
The last on the card was the Wake Up with Glenney handicap where Adam Durrant prepared Roadsinger to take out the event.
Alan Kennedy piloted the Blackfriars gelding to his second career victory defeating Ripping Yarn and Planet Black who filled the minor placings.
The next race meeting will take place on the 16th April prior to the ANZAC Day meeting which will take place on Monday 25th April.